We are located in Kershaw County, named All-America City 2018 and in Lee County (Bishopville, SC). We are in a friendly environment with a classroom setting that is geared towards personalized, one-on-one learning. The classroom space and clinical lab are combined to foster hands-on learning and promote engagement from all students.
Each student will receive the tools necessary to succeed using their individualized learning skills to grasp material. We provide separate registration times so classroom and lab simulation experiences are not interrupted. The maximum class size for Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Patient Care Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant will be 16 students who are given a face-to-face and virtual option.
Registration takes place by appointment only, using the office number (803) 572-0780.
Applicants will receive a catalog initially. The enrollment agreement and an admission application must be completed on site with full payment or with one of the payment plans. Payments are due based on the type of payment plan chosen. Please bring a valid ID along with a Social Security Card. Citizenship/authorized alien/immigrant status documentation must be on hand during registration as well for verification.
17 years of age or older ( must be 18 years of age or older to take state exam for Nursing Assistant)
Must have High School Diploma or GED to take Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, and Patient Care Technician programs
Able to pass a SLED criminal background check (Felonies are considered if greater than 10 years old, but testing for the Nursing Assistant exam is left up to the discretion of SC DHHS; admission into the program for misdemeanor/felony charges is left up to the discretion of the program director; a criminal record may prevent students employment in the field even after taking class and passing the state exam)
Provide proof of SC Driver’s License
Show results of a negative Two-Step TB skin test within the last 3 months, or a negative chest x-ray within the last year
A written statement or physical from a physician is needed showing that there are no pre-existing condition (s) that would restrict and/or limit their ability to perform strenuous tasks (pregnancy, lifting, etc.) and/or showing ability to lift 75 pounds
Failure to provide documentation or comply with the registration process will compromise enrollment.
Professional Development and Training Services, LLC does not discriminate and students are admitted providing they meet the above requirements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or handicap.
View current courses offered via our online course directory.
Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education,1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone (803) 737-2260; www.che.sc.gov Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Please download all forms for completion in order to register. Please read catalog before signing forms and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us. Forms must be done in black ink and print legibly to avoid mistakes when processing. All information should be returned to the school during orientation days which are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm-6:00pm.
***Enrollment in the program or completion of the program does not guarantee employment & the institution makes no claim or guarantee that credit earned will transfer to another institution.
Nursing Assistant Program
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.
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 nursing assistant exam.
Nursing Assistant 101 - Back to the Basics
This course is to help refresh skills and knowledge for those that meet the following criteria:
An 8 hour course -to be announced.
>> People with a nursing assistant certification that is expired/lapsed under 2 years
>> Individuals that previously completed a nursing assistant training course within 2 years
>> Those that are currently certified with an active certification that just want a refresher
EKG Technician Program
Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) provides valuable information to the medical team about the electrical activity in the heart. The EKG is a highly specialized and technical tool for assessing cardiac function and diagnosing cardiac disease. ECG/EKG Certified Technicians, also known as Electrocardiograph technicians or Cardiovascular technicians, perform EKGs readings, Holter Monitoring, Lead Placement and Stress Tests (usually on a treadmill) in a clinic setting. EKG Technicians can work in various settings to include hospital but are often found working in an office or clinic assisting with what is known as outpatient procedures.
As the demand for phlebotomists and monitor technicians grow, PDTS will offer basic concepts of Phlebotomy. Phlebotomy concepts will range from human anatomy to phlebotomy clinical. Students will be taught how collection and preparation of the blood is done and the techniques to safely handle blood.
Students will also learn all the medical tools that are involved with phlebotomy. Students will learn lab safety procedures in an onsite clinical setting.
Patient Care Technician Program
With training as a Patient Care Technician, students will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, and doctors’ offices. The Patient Care Technician program combines training in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician courses. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Patient Technician/Assistant exam offered through NHA and earn the designation of CPCT/A.
Basic Life Support healthcare provider course for adult, child and infant is taught using the most current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for healthcare providers and emergency personnel. Qualifications are good for two years.
Limited seating per class.
Clinical Medical Assistant
This program is designed to teach students the skills necessary for employment as a CMA in a medical facility, such as a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. A qualified CMA is capable of performing a wide range of duties, thus assisting the physician in many ways. Clinical duties include: asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing CPR and First Aid, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting specimens and administering and explaining medications as directed by the physician.
Students will be introduced to the basics in pharmacological practices through an 8-hour medication administration training course. These practices allow them to obtain knowledge necessary to administer medication accurately and safely. PDTS' objective in offering this course is to provide students with information where they learn that safe and accurate drug administration requires proficiency with administration technique, knowledge of medications, and great assessment skills. Class payment due upon registration. Limited seating per class.
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