Start your clinicals after just one semester! Earn credentials for a healthcare job in just two semesters.

Introducing New Pathways to Healthcare Careers

BOOST: Better Occupational Outcomes with Simulation Training

In creating BOOST, Midlands Technical College consulted directly with major healthcare employers, who expressed the need for significantly more entry-level workers. BOOST is geared towards offering students more access to enhanced training at early stages of their college careers. The BOOST grant created three short-term, stackable certificates in healthcare that take less than one year to complete utilizing hightech simulators, 3D/virtual reality technology and online course materials and demonstrations. In just two semesters, you will have a Nursing Assistant Certificate and be prepared to take the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examiniation. After you pass the NNAAP, you have the option to take one additional semester to obtain your certificate(s) in Phlebotomy or Cardiac Care.

Developed in collaboration with major healthcare employers in the Midlands, BOOST delivers...

  • High-tech simulation training in your first semester -- and the chance to start your clinicals and work with patients in semester two
  • College credit and stackable academic certificates that can serve as a foundation for your future healthcare program at MTC
  • Credentials needed for entry level healthcare jobs, which could allow you to keep working in your field when you are admitted to your future healthcare program at MTC.

There are three different certificate areas to choose from:

  1. Nursing Assistant Certificate
  2. Phlebotomy Certificate
  3. Cardiac Care Technician Certificate

How BOOST came to be

The $25 million Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant is the largest grant in Midlands Technical College history. MTC receives $8.3 million directly and will administer the grant. A consortium of six colleges throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama will implement BOOST with Midlands Technical College acting as the consortium lead. Other colleges include: Central Carolina Technical College, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Wallace Community College at Selma, Robeson Community College, and Wallace State College at Hanceville. The grant will fund programs to fast-track thousands of displaced workers under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT or TAA) program, and other adults towards credentials for entry-level healthcare jobs.

The TAA Program

The TAA Program is a federal program that provides competitive capacity building grants for colleges offering innovative career training programs. TAA provides resources to displaced workers in the form of job training, job search.

Where do I start?

MTC and BOOST have numerous options to help you pay for your education.

  • Financial Aid & Tuition
    • The BOOST Grant Programs does not pay for student tuition. Students are responsible for completing and submitting FAFSA forms and/or seeking financial assistance through various financial aid programs. MTC's Financial Aid department assists prospective and current students and their families by providing information about financial resources and the application process. A variety of federal and state assistance is available.
  • Admissions Requirements

Classes are filling fast. Get started today by contacting the BOOST staff at: BOOST@midlandstech.edu or (803) 822-3398

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.