Health Science

Health Science

General Health Care

Program Information

To provide the broad education necessary for the development of this understanding, Piedmont Technical College and area health care facilities cooperatively provide students with excellent opportunities in didactic and clinical experiences.  The overall objective of these programs is to provide quality education that will lead to highly proficient, competent graduates. The clinical phase of instruction is an integral and important part of all Health Science programs. 

Precious Logan

Precious Logan always dreamed of a career in health care. She wanted to help people.

After graduating from Greenwood High School, Logan took her first step into the health care field by earning her certified nursing assistant certificate (CNA). She enrolled at a four-year university, but found it wasn’t the right fit for her. So she transferred to Piedmont Technical College where she found the path to the career she had been looking for.

Health Science Transfer Program

By working closely with an advisor, students can select options in Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant or Dental Hygiene. Successful completion of the core requirements and the selected advising option will qualify students to be considered for a one-plus-one program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree at Greenville Technical College.

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.
 

Pharmacy Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Salary average: $22,057.00 per year
  • 90% placement rate 2011 - 2013 PTC graduates

Typical Duties

  • Perform technical tasks under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist
  • Replenish and organize stock
  • Prepare batches of liquids and repackage bulk supplies
  • Restock nurses' stations
  • Fill hospital chart orders
  • Fill prescriptions

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Veterinary Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • 30% growth through 2022
  • Salary Range: $21,030 - $44,030, with a median of $30,290

Entry Level Positions:

  • Work in animal hospitals, research facilities, and animal shelters
  • Work alongside veterinarians or physicians

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Surgical Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Entry level salary average: $27,676.00 per year
  • 80% placement rate  for the 2011 - 2013 graduates

Entry Level Positions

  • Medical salesperson
  • Organ procurement team member
  • Autologous Blood Collection System Operator
  • First assistant

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Respiratory Care

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Salary Average: $38,174
  • Range for Recent Grads: $27,500-$48,000
  • 85% placement rate

Entry Level Positions:

  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Advancement to supervisor and management positions possible

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Radiologic Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Salary average: $55,910.00 per year according to the US Department of Labor.
  • 77% placement rate for 2011-2013 grads.

Employment Outlook

  • Employment in hospitals and physicians' offices
  • Employment also possible in sales and research
  • Employment in cities and towns of all sizes

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Phlebotomy Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Salary average: $29,730.00 per year according to the US Department of Labor.
  • 77% placement rate for the 2011 - 2013 graduates.

Typical Duties:

  • Venipunctures
  • Capillary punctures
  • Computer data entry

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Program Information

In Piedmont Technical College’s 20-credit hour certificate, you’ll learn all the necessary skills for a career as a phlebotomist.

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