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CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

Posted: May 11, 2017 1:10 p.m.
Updated: May 12, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held May 3 in the Iris Room of CCTC’s Health Sciences Center and the Associate Degree in Nursing pinning was held May 4 at the Sumter Opera House, both 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, and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

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 from Kershaw County included Shannon M. Brice, Marlena J. Davis and Juan C. Lofts.

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). National League Members of this year’s Associate Degree in Nursing graduating class from Kershaw County included Ashton E. Andrews, Leah F. Bausum, Savannah H. Bell, Chelsey H. Boykin, Farrah L. Bright, Nikki Keels and Stephanie H. Smith.

Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose as well as online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities.

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