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School of Health Science

Although many people think of doctors and nurses when they think of health care, these positions are just a small segment of the health care industry. Many other disciplines—from cardiovascular technicians to massage therapists and surgical technologists—are necessary to make the system work.

  • Cardiovascular Technology

    Credentials Offered:

    Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.)

    As the only two-year program of its kind in South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College’s Cardiovascular Technology program offers a comprehensive study of both invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular technology.

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    Emergency Medical Technician

    The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a vital link in the health care chain. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are employed in areas such as emergency ambulances, private non-emergent transport services, clinics, and other allied health care settings.

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  • Funeral Service

    As the only program of its kind in South Carolina, and one of only a handful of public college programs in mortuary science in the United States, Piedmont Technical College’s ABFSE-accredited Funeral Service Education program is well equipped to prepare students for a rewarding career in the Funeral Service and Mortuary Industry.

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    Health Science Transfer Program

    The Health Science Transfer program provides the general education competencies students need as a basis on which to build technical knowledge and skills in a variety of health care careers.

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    Human Services

    Credentials Offered:

    Human Services (A.A.S.)

    One of the helping professions, a Human Services major will prepare you to work in a variety of service delivery agencies. With instruction designed to help you develop an understanding of the social and psychological influences on human behavior, you’ll be receiving the training you need to help others for a living.

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  • Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. And there is an ever increasing acceptance of massage as a holistic approach to health care and health maintenance.

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    Medical Assisting

    Medical Assistants greet patients, prepare them for exams and perform routine clinical tasks like taking patient history, collecting vital signs, and more. They also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office: Answering phones, making appointments, computer and paperwork.

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant

    As only one of three two-year programs of its kind in South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College’s Occupational Therapy program is a great option for students seeking this in demand training in the Upstate and Midlands.

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    Patient Care Technician

    The Patient Care Technician program combines basic knowledge with applied skills mastered in the classroom and laboratory. Graduates will be certified in CPR, First Aid and AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator). Students will also be eligible to take national certification exams to become certified as Phlebotomists, Patient Care Technicians and or EKG Technicians. The student will also possess skills for ward secretary and monitor tech.

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    Pharmacy Technology

    As a student in the Pharmacy Technology program at Piedmont Technical College, you’ll learn about medications, their effects on the body, pharmacy chemistry, packaging and labeling. You’ll spend time in the program’s dedicated pharmacy lab before working rotations at actual pharmacies, in both hospital and drug store settings.

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    Phlebotomy Technician

    Credentials Offered:

    Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

    Phlebotomy technicians are health care workers who have been trained to collect blood for laboratory analysis. The main responsibility of a phlebotomy technician is to collect blood for laboratory analysis. This important job assists the physician in diagnosing and making decisions about care for a patient.

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    Radiologic Technology

    Credentials Offered:

    Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

    The Radiologic Technology curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the general and technical competencies necessary to enter the radiography profession. Radiographers use state of the art equipment to produce diagnostic medical images in a variety of health care settings.

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  • Respiratory Care

    Credentials Offered:

    Respiratory Care (A.A.S.)

    Respiratory care is a professionally and personally rewarding career with a balanced blend of technology and patient interaction. Working under the medical direction of doctors to provide treatment to patients with heart and lung disorders, respiratory therapists are important members of the health care team

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    Surgical Technology

    The surgical technology diploma program at Piedmont Technical College provides a hands-on surgery lab and three semesters of clinical experience to enable students to gain essential surgical skills. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Board Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting Certification Exam and upon passing would become certified surgical technologists.

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  • Veterinary Technology

    Credentials Offered:

    Veterinary Technology (A.A.S.)

    Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you love animals and enjoy working with your hands, then the challenging career of Veterinary Technology may be just right for you.

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