Registrations must be done in-person at Corporate & Community Education in the Tracy Gaines Building, Room G17. Please see additional registration requirements in the description below.
Have you ever cared for a loved one who was sick or injured? If you have and enjoyed that feeling of helping others then a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA may be right for you. This course teaches you how to properly care for people who need your help. Once you obtain your South Carolina credentials the sky is the limit on where you can go to work. CNAs are utilized in almost every healthcare setting from hospitals and doctors' offices to clinics and nursing homes. You will learn how to take vital signs and perform other vital skills. Having this course under your belt will set the stage if you decide to grow in this rapidly expanding profession. Most schools with weighted admissions give credit to students who are already certified nursing assistants. Come learn how to make your passion of helping people into a rewarding career! Registrations must be done in-person at Corporate & Community Education in the Tracy Gaines Building, Room G17. Students must present a picture ID, their Social Security card, a 2-step PPD (TB) vaccination documentation and a CollegeScreen report. The CollegeScreen report can be completed online for a charge of $75. See additional information below to access the report. NOTE: When completing application for the CollegeScreen report, you must select Corporate & Community Education as the department. The South Carolina Nursing Assistant Certification Examination can be taken after successful completion of this program. The exam cost is $101. More information will be given in class regarding how to register and pay for this exam. Employment: The US Department of Labor states that employment for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will grow 19 percent (faster than the average for all occupations) predominantly in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population. Numerous job openings and excellent job opportunities are expected.