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NETC allied health programs come to Dillon

Northeastern Technical College is bringing two of their popular allied health certification programs to Dillon once again this Summer and Fall of 2015, due to high demand for the programs in the area.

NETC's nursing assistant program trains students to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and the Phlebotomy program is a certification program that will allow students to work as a Phlebotomist, but can also be "stacked on top" of the CNA certification to help increase level of employability.

"These programs have been so popular at the Cheraw campus, that we have classes scheduled to start throughout the remainder of the year," said Dr. Robert Schultz, Continuing Education Allied Health Program Manager. "There is a growing demand for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and Phlebotomists throughout the nation and an even higher demand for those who are cross trained in other medical fields."

The Nursing Assistant program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college's division of continuing education. The program will be offered during the evenings at the Dillon County Vocational School with clinicals at Sunny Acres Convalescent Center.

Upon completion of the Nursing Assistant course, graduates will acquire the academic and practical skills necessary to successfully complete the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. This exam is required by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for employment as nurse aides and nursing assistant certification (CNA).

The phlebotomy program consists of 48 classroom hours and 100 clinical hours lasting approximately six months. The program will be offered at the NETC Dillon campus during the evening with clinicals at the McLeod Dillon Medical Center.

Students successfully completing the training program are then encouraged to apply for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) Examination which is nationally recognized and accepted throughout the country.
All interested students must first take the WorkKeys assessment tests (Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Math) prior to registration. The three combined tests are free and available by appointment at the NETC Dillon campus, Adult Education and OneStop employment centers. A level 3 or higher in reading qualifies a student for CNA, while a level 4 or higher in all three allows you to continue on into Phlebotomy. Registration for these classes is then completed by filling out a continuing education registration form and paying the tuition fee. The college is also participating in the SNAP-2-WORK scholarship program where Food Stamp recipients are eligible for educational financial assistance. Questions may be directed to the office of continuing education, located in Hampton Hall on the Cheraw campus (Building 200) Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information about admission, the Nursing Assistant or Phlebotomy pathways, please call the office of Continuing Education at (843) 921-6925 or 1-800-921-7399 and choose option four (4).

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