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Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Posted: August 3, 2014 3:46 p.m.
Updated: August 4, 2014 5:00 a.m.

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Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC’s Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Nursing, and Diplomas in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology, and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the health care industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Medical Assistants

Medical Assistants are broadly defined as individuals who assist other health care professionals in offices and/or other medical settings, performing delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective state laws governing such actions and activities.

Members of this year’s Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Medical Assisting are, in alphabetical order: Janice Bell, Brittany Braxton, Barbara Carpenter, Amanda Etheredge, Jessica Hensley, Tabitha Kirby, Rebecca Mitchum, SaQuisha Oliver, Ashley Outlaw, Kaishanita Price, Katherine Rabon, Victoria Rumbold, Porcelyn Scarborough, Tiairra Smith, Jessica Stuckey, Elizabeth Ward, Edith Weaver and Katrice York. Adjunct faculty includes: Mary Hayes and Karen Taylor (not pictured). Program Manager is Mickey Wheeler.

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 certificate in massage therapy class are, in alphabetical order: Carlie Faile, Angela Ferrell, Michelle Hancock, Lauren McMillan, Monica Mitchell, Jawanda Pack, Stacey Rippy. Adjunct faculty includes: Devin McDonald, Renee Moreau, Shaun Phillips, and Crystal Thomas. Program Manager is Brent Jackson.

Surgical Technicians

The Surgical Technology Diploma program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. The primary responsibility of the surgical technologist is to maintain the sterile field while ensuring that all other members of the surgical team adhere to aseptic technique.

Members of this year’s associate degree in Applied Science with a major in Surgical Technology are, in alphabetical order: Laken Austin, John Barbee, Britni Chapman, Matthew Hodge, Maria McLaughlin, Ashley Moon, Courtney Prebish, Cassandra Sieger, Jasmine Smith, Niko Sumter and Tiffany Thames. Adjunct faculty includes: Belinda Lowder, Chelsea Rickenbaker, and Renee Storey. Brie Weber is Program Manager.



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