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102 Standard Warehouse Road

Lugoff, SC 29078

123 E College St. Bishopville, SC 29010

Training Programs

Nursing Assistant Program

2023 Class Dates:
5 Weeks (Evening Classes)
  • January 2-February 2

  • January 30-March2

  • February 20-March 23

  • March 20-April 20

  • April 17-May 18

  • May 15-June 15

  • June 12-July 13

  • July 10-August 10

  • August 7-September 7

  • September 4-October 5

  • October 2-November 2

  • October 30-November 30

  • November 27-December 28

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 clinical rotation. This encompasses comprehensive training which includes basic nursing concepts training in a classroom learning theory, lab simulation activities performed in our clinical area and hands-on clinical training at a local nursing home. We offer evening classes/clinical rotation according to the following times.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Clinical Rotations may be held on-site in our training lab.

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 3 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: $850.00
  • BOOKS: $90.00

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: $1200.00

Students will purchase their own uniforms to include burgundy scrubs (Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician) or Teal scrubs (Clinical Medical Assistant), shoes and a second-hand watch. (students are required to purchase these items on their own or ask sponsor 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.

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. After the third day, but before classes begin, the school may retain the $50 administrative 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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