Certificates

Earn entry level credentials to jumpstart your career in healthcare.

Nursing Assistant Certificate

The Nursing Assistant Certificate provides a foundation in healthcare careers, soft skills, communication, anatomy, and physiology.

Students will develop basic nursing skills:

  • Activites of daily living
  • Vital signs
  • Eating and elimination
  • Safety measures

Varied instructional methods include:

  • Classroom
  • Online/Hybrid
  • Simulation/Virtual Reality
  • Clinical rotations

Special Requirements:

  • Students must receive a grade of “C” or better on all Nursing Assistant certificate courses. Students must pass a final comprehensive exit examination to graduate from the program. Students may not repeat Nursing Assistant certificate courses more than once, nor may they progress to the next semester until that course is passed. Students may repeat only two Nursing Assisting courses.
  • Students will rotate through extended care facilities, hospitals and clinics in the MTC service area for practical experience in Nursing Assisting. Students will be required to comply with regulations required by off-campus clinical sites, which might include finger printing, background checks and drug screenings.

Certificate: Nursing Assistant (24 Credit Hours)

 First Semester   Credits
AHS 180 Health Careers Preparation 3.0
RDG 101 College Reading 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
    12.0
Second Semester    
BIO 110 General Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
AHS 105 Medical Ethics and Law 2.0
AHS 131 Computers in Health Care 3.0
NUR 102 Basic Nursing Care Skills 4.0
    12.0

The Nursing Assistant Certificate is the foundation of stackable, short-term, entry-level certificates in MTC's Pre-Healthcare academic program. Students must successfully pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination (NNA AP), be listed on the SC Nurse Aid Registry, and complete registration with the state in order to work in South Carolina.

Phlebotomy Certificate

The Phlebotomy Certificate allows students to develop the basic skills necessary to perform phlebotomy procedures utilized in hospital settings, clinical facilities, and physicians' offices.

Students will gain comprehensive clinical lab experience in:

  • Specimen collections
  • Transportation
  • Storage
  • Basic test procedures

Instructional methods are varied and include:

  • Classroom/lab
  • Online/hybrid
  • Simulation/virtual reality
  • Clinical rotations

Special Requirements:

  • Students must receive a grade of “C” or better on all Phlebotomy certificate courses. Students must pass a final comprehensive exit examination to graduate from the program. Students may not repeat certificate courses more than once, nor may they progress to the next semester until that course is passed. Students may repeat only two Phlebotomy certificate courses. 
  • Students will rotate through hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories and clinics in the MTC service area for practical experience in Phlebotomy. Students will be required to comply with regulations required by off-campus clinical sites, which might include finger printing, background checks and drug screenings. 

Certificate: Phlebotomy (25 Credit Hours)

 First Semester   Credits
AHS 180 Health Careers Preparation 3.0
RDG 101 College Reading 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
    12.0
Second Semester    
BIO 110 General Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
AHS 105 Medical Ethics and Law 2.0
AHS 131 Computers in Health Care 3.0
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Health Care Provider 3.0
AHS 142 Phlebotomy 2.0
    13.0

Students seeking the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate must have successfully completed the NNAAP Examination, registered as a CNA as verified on the South Carolina Nurse Aid Registry, and validate competency in NUR 102 via simulation assessment. Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be eligible to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians certification exam.

Cardiac Care Technician

The Cardiac Care Technician Certificate provides a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, and anatomy and physiology.

Students will develop the following cardiac care skills:

  • Perform and monitor basic ECGs
  • Recognize cardiac dysrhythmia

Varied instructional methods include:

  • Classroom/lab
  • Online/hybrid
  • Simulation/virtual reality
  • Clinical rotations

Special Requirements:

  • Students must receive a grade of “C” or better on all Cardiac Care Technician certificate courses. Students must pass a final comprehensive exit examination to graduate from the program. Students may not repeat certificate courses more than once, nor may they progress to the next semester until that course is passed. Students may repeat only two certificate courses.
  • Students are required to purchase uniform, name tag, and other supplies needed for lab/clinical.
    Students will rotate through hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories and clinics in the MTC service area for practical experience in ECG and cardiac monitoring. Students will be required to comply with regulations required by off-campus clinical sites, which might include finger printing, background checks and drug screenings.

Certificate: Cardiac Care Technician (27 Credit Hours)

 First Semester   Credits
AHS 180 Health Careers Preparation 3.0
RDG 101 College Reading 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
    12.0
Second Semester    
BIO 110 General Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
AHS 105 Medical Ethics and Law 2.0
AHS 131 Computers in Health Care 3.0
AHS 145 Electrocardiograpy 2.0
AHS 156 Electrocardiography Practicum 1.0
AHS 177 Cardiac Monitoring Applications 4.0
    15.0

Students applying for the Cardiac Care Technician Certificate must have successfully completed the NNAAP Examination and be registered as as Certified Nursing Aid as verified on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry, as well as validating NUR 102 competency via simulation assessment. Employment opportunities in South Carolina include positions in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and doctors' offices.