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102 Standard Warehouse Road

Lugoff, SC 29078

123 E College St. Bishopville, SC 29010

Training Programs

Nursing Assistant Program

2024 Class Dates:
5 Weeks (Evening Classes)
  • January 8-February 8

  • February 12-March 14

  • March 18-April 18

  • April 22-May 23

  • May 27-June 27

  • July 1-August 1

  • August 5-September 5

  • September 9-October 10

  • October 14-November 14

  • November 18-December 19

Schedule Option: Evening

(will adjust schedule for Holidays)
  • Theory/Lab Simulation


4p-9p x 3 weeks = (60 Hours)

  • Clinical Rotation


4p-9p x 2 weeks = (40 Hours)

Nursing Assistant Program Highlights


Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the nursing assistant program and will be eligible to take the South Carolina nurse aide exam. A certificate of completion will not be granted unless fees are paid in its entirety.

Certificate of Completion will include name of student and that the student has successfully completed a SC DHHS approved nursing assistant training program. It will have the name of the program along with the completion hours.

Our nursing assistant program consists of 100 hours including 60 hours theory and lab simulation and 40 hours of clinical rotation. This encompasses comprehensive training which includes basic nursing concepts using a hybrid and online environment learning the theory, lab simulation activities performed in our on-site clinical area and hands-on clinical training at various nursing homes in South Carolina. We offer evening hybrid/and online classes as well as evening clinical rotation. Some lab simulation and clinical rotation may be scheduled during the day/and weekend per request from student provided instructor is available.

New classes begin after 5 week course rotation has been completed.

New classes will be posted on website and listed during time of registration. Interested candidates may call at any time for class dates. Class dates are subject to change and students will be notified via phone regarding changes. A minimum of 4 people per class is required for class to be offered.

Cost of Tuition/Fees:

The cost of Tuition and Program Fees: (Updated and subject to change at any time; notice posted on website and appropriate literature; will not change after current students have already signed enrollment agreement)

*We are now approved to accept Veteran’s Education Benefits*


  • TUITION: $1000.00

  • BOOKS: $90.00

Local/state tax rates apply to the charged books and materials that are a part of the programs, so listed charges may not be exact.

Required Book: Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving (5th Edition), By: Diana Dugan, RN

  • MISC. EXPENSES: $210.00 (itemize below)
  • SLED $25.00

  • CPR $45.00

  • Name Badge FREE

  • State Exam Fee $140.00

  • TOTAL COST: $1350.00

Students will purchase their own uniforms to include burgundy for the following classes: Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician and Patient Care Technician or teal scrubs for Clinical Medical Assistant, in addition to shoes and a second-hand watch. Blood pressure and stethoscope kits are not required but preferred. (students are required to purchase these items on their own or ask sponsor/agency to cover cost of items)

Payment Options: (Full Tuition)

Late payments will result in a $35 additional fee. Credit Card and Debit Card payments will be charged a 2.75% fee.

Local/state tax rates apply to the charged books and materials that are a part of the programs, so listed charges may not be exact.

Half & Half Plan:

This plan allows students to pay half tuition down at registration and pay the remaining balance by the third Monday of class.

Delay Your Pay Plan:

This plan allows students to have their name on our waiting list. The student can delay their class start date by paying a deposit and making 4 additional schedule payments until full tuition paid.


If student is currently employed by a Medicaid-certified nursing facility in South Carolina you are eligible for reimbursement of tuition after one (1) year of employment. A written offer of employment qualifies you for reimbursement.


Private funds from agencies are accepted. No financial aid is permitted. PDTS is currently supported by SC Works (WIOA funding) for those who meet WIOA qualifications, Wateree Community Actions, Eckerd, and now eligible veteran's education benefits. To find out eligibility requirements please visit their respective offices or contact us.

Refund Policy:

Full tuition refunds will be issued to students if a student withdraws in writing within 72 hours after signing the enrollment agreement (until midnight of the third day; excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays). After the third day, but before classes begin, the school may retain the $50 Registration fee. After classes begin, for the first 60 percent of the course, school may retain the $50 administrative fee plus a pro-rata tuition charge based on the last date attended, rounded downward to the nearest 10 percent of that period. After sixty percent of attendance, the institution may charge for the entire course.
The school has up to 40 days to issue this refund to the student.

Method of payments:

Cash, Cashier Checks, Credit Cards and Debit Cards accepted.

Credit Card and Debit Card payments will be charged a 2.75% fee.

Items are subject to cost change without notice.

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102 Standard Warehouse Road

Lugoff, SC 29078

123 E College St Bishopville, SC 29010

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