School of Health Care
As the only associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College’s Cardiovascular Technology program offers a comprehensive study of both invasive and adult echocardiography.
Piedmont Technical College’s Emergency Services program prepares students to provide emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who need access to the local hospitals. The program also offers training in fire prevention, detection, extinguishment and much more.
With the complexity and diversity of today’s health care system, a variety of health care professionals are needed. To function effectively by providing safe, knowledgeable patient care, the health care professional needs a thorough understanding of basic sciences and curriculum specific theory.
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.
The nursing program enables students to become caring registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, committed to lifelong learning and service. The program provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span in a variety of settings.
Piedmont Technical College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program provides relevant training for students in South Carolina who are planning on a career in the field of Occupational Therapy.
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.
As a student in the Pharmacy Technician 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.
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.
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.
The surgical technology diploma program at Piedmont Technical College provides a hands-on surgery lab and two 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 (NBSTSA) Certification Exam and upon passing would become a certified surgical technologists.
Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 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.