Diploma Program

Administrative Office Assistant | Bookkeeper | Patient Care Tech | Medical Clinical Assistant | Medical Office Assistant | Phlebotomy |
Computer Repair and Service Tech | Network Repair and Service Tech |

 

Administrative Office Assistant Diploma Program
The Administrative Office Assistant Program is intended for individuals who seek basic entry-level skills and attitudes that help prepare them for that “first” office job. The program should benefit individuals who have been away from office work and wish to update and improve their skills. Graduates with no prior office experience should be able to work in entry-level office positions in such jobs as file clerk, receptionist, and general office assistant, etc. Courses satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better in this program may be transferred toward more advanced study in the Associate Degree program in Business Administration. After having satisfactorily met course and other requirements, the student is awarded an Administrative Office Assistant Diploma.
Quarter Hours
BUS105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUS115 Personal Finance 3.0
BUS120 Life Planning 3.0
*BUS125 Basic Letter & Memo Writing, or Approved Elective 3.0
*CIS100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
*CIS125 Internet Basics 1.5
*CIS130 Computer Information Systems 3.0
*CIS205 Word Processing Concepts and Applications 3.0
*ENG120 English Composition I 4.5
*ENG125 Professional Communications 4.5
*KEY105 Keyboarding Speed and Skill Development 3.0
OFF100 Bookkeeping, or Approved Elective 1.5
*OFF105 Data Entry 3.0
*OFF135 Machine Dictation Transcription 3.0
*OFF145 Professional Office Procedures 3.0
SCI120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
SOC125 Principles of Psychology 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required For Graduation

55.5

 

Bookkeeper Program

This program promotes basic entry-level skills and attitudes that will help highly motivated individuals to prepare for a “first” bookkeeping position. Graduates may work, under supervision, in an entry-level bookkeeping position such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll clerk. This program benefits individuals who have been away from bookkeeping and are in need of refreshing and updating their skills. Courses satisfactorily completed in this program may be transferred toward more advanced study in the Associate Degree program in Business Administr­ation with a Specialization in Accounting. Upon meeting graduation requirements the student is awarded a Bookkeeper Diploma.

*ACC100 Principles of Accounting I

3.0

*ACC101 Accounting Lab: Computer Applications I

1.5

*ACC120 Principles of Accounting II

4.5

*ACC115 Principles of Taxation: Personal

3.0

*ACC200 Managerial Accounting

4.5

BUS105 Introduction to Business

4.5

BUS115 Personal Finance 3.0
BUS120 Life Planning 3.0
BUS125 Basic Letter and Memo Writing, or approved elective 3.0
CIS100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
CIS125 Internet Basics 1.5
CIS130 Computer Information Systems 3.0
*CIS210 Spreadsheet Concepts & Application 3.0
*ENG120 English Composition I 4.5
*ENG125 Professional Communications 4.5
OFF105 Data Entry 3.0
SCI120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
SOC125 Principles of Psychology 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation
Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required For Graduation 61.5

 

Patient Care Technician Diploma Program
This program prepares a student to become a member of the nursing team whose primary responsibility is to provide comfort to the patient. Under the direction of a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse, the Managed Care Assistant works directly with the patient, giving physical care and emotional support. This program is intended to provide the student with the necessary training for entry into the managed care assisting profession. An internship provides practical application of the courses in the program. Courses satisfactorily completed in this program may be transferred toward more advanced study in the Medical Assistant Diploma Program or beyond to the Associate Degree program in Business Administration, specialization in Medical Office Administration. Graduates may work in a wide variety of medical managed care settings: hospitals, private medical clinics and facilities, private homes and other managed care settings as a home health aide, a nursing assistant, a personal assistant, or attendant. Upon meeting graduation requirements the student is awarded a Managed Care Assistant Diploma.
BUS125/ELE Basic Letter and Memo Writing, or approved elective 3.0
CIS100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
CIS125 Internet Basics 1.5
ENG120 English Composition I 4.5
HEA100 Fundamentals of Nurse Assisting 3.0
HEA105 Fundamentals of Patient Care Assisting 3.0
HEA110 Medical Terminology 3.0
HEA115 Phlebotomy I 3.0
HEA135 First Aid and Safety 3.0
HEA140N** Nurse Assisting Internship 1.5
HEA140C** Patient Care Internship 1.5
HEA170 Clinical Procedures I 3.0
SCI120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
Human Anatomy and Physiology 4.5

Ethics 4.5
Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required For Graduation 46.5
*All nurse aides, nurse aid training students, and nurse aide training instructors must have criminal background checks completed by the SC State Law Enforcement Division.
**Prior to beginning an internship, students must have completed a physical examiniation indicating good physical health. The student is required to document up-to-date immunizations, including Tuberculosis (TB) and Hepatitis B (HBV). Hepatitis B Inocculation is strongly recommended if results from the Hepatitis B panel are negative.

 

Medical Clinical Assistant Diploma Program
The Medical Clinical Assistant program provides students with training that should lead to entry-level employment and the knowledge to perform clinical functions in a variety of healthcare jobs such as medical lab assistant, ECG Technician, pharmacy technician, hospital admissions clerk, or chiropractic assistant.
BUS125 Basic Letter & Memo Writing or approved elective 3.0
CIS100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
CIS125 Internet Basics 1.5
English Composition I 4.5
Medical Terminology 3.0
Introduction to Medical Assisting 3.0
Clinical Procedures I 3.0
Clinical Procedures II 3.0
Medical Laboratory Techniques I 3.0
Medical Laboratory Techniques II 3.0
Medical Coding & Insurance Processing 3.0
Introduction to Pharmacology 4.5
*HEA285C Supervised Field Experience-Clinical 3.0
SCI120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
SCI 220 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.5
SOC 110 Ethics 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation
Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required For Graduation 52.5
Applicants must have completed a physical examination indicating good physical health prior to beginning HEA 195. The test must include TB screening, Hepatitis B Panel, and RPR. Hepatitis B Inoculation is strongly encouraged if results from the Hepatitis B panel are negative.

 

Medical Office Assistant Diploma Program

The Medical Office Assistant Program provides students with an academic program that will lead to successful employment in an entry-level medical position with basic skills and knowledge of administrative and clerical functions in a health care facility. Graduates successfully completing this program will have the necessary skills to become employed as a medical front office assistant, hospital ward clerk, insurance coder, medical billing clerk, insurance billing technician, hospital admission clerk, or medical transcriptionist. This program offers the foundation for further study for individuals who may some day wish to coordinate their own medical personnel pool or agency. Courses satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better in this program may be transferred toward more advanced study in the Medical Assistant Diploma program or Associate Degree program in Business Administr­ation with Specialization in Medical Office Administration. Upon meeting graduation requirements the student is awarded a Medical Office Assistant Diploma.
BUS125 Basic Letter and Memo Writing, or Approved Elective 3.0
CIS100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
CIS125 Internet Basics 1.5
CIS130 Computer Information Systems 3.0
*ENG120 English Composition I 4.5
*HEA110 Medical Terminology 3.0
*HEA150 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3.0
*HEA160 Medical Office Management 3.0
*HEA165 Medical Office Procedures 3.0
*HEA190 Medical Coding & Insurance Processing 3.0
*HEA201 Introduction to Pharmacology 4.5
*HEA285A Supervised Field Experience-Administrative 3.0
*KEY105 Keyboarding Speed and Development 3.0
OFF100 Bookkeeping, or Approved Elective 1.5
*OFF135M Machine Dictation Transcription-Medical Emphasis, or approved elective 3.0
SCI120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
SOC110 Ethics 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required For Graduation

64.5

Applicants must have completed a physical examination indicating good physical health prior to beginning HEA 195. The test must include TB screening, Hepatitis B Panel, and RPR. Hepatitis B Inoculation is strongly encouraged if results from the Hepatitis B panel are negative

 

Phlebotomy Diploma Program

Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include: drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage and testing, assembling equipment and verifying patient’s records. This Diploma program is designed to teach entry-level blood collection skills. The program is comprised of theory and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of theory, clinical and intravenous punctures, the graduate is eligible for the certification examination from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Courses completed in this program with a grade of “C” or better may be transferred toward more advanced study in the Medical Assistant Diploma program or Associate Degree in Business Administration with Specialization in Medical Office Administration. Upon graduation, the student is awarded a Phlebotomy Diploma.
CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
CIS 125 Internet Basics 1.5
English Composition I 4.5
Medical Terminology 3.0
Phlebotomy I 3.0
Phlebotomy II 3.0
First Aid and Safety 3.0
Phlebotomy Externship 4.5
SCI 120 Principles of College Mathematics 4.5
Human Anatomy and Physiology 4.5
SOC 110 Ethics 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Graduation

39.0

Applicants must have completed a physical examination indicating good physical health prior to beginning HEA 195. The test must include TB screening, Hepatitis B Panel, and RPR. Hepatitis B Inoculation is strongly encouraged if results from the Hepatitis B panel are negative.

 

Computer Repair and Service Technician
The Computer Repair and Service Technician program prepares the student for an entry-level position in wholesale or retail computer environments. Students will learn to build, repair, and/or maintain personal computers. Other career opportunities include information systems installation, maintenance, and repair. Software application knowledge is stressed as an integral component of troubleshooting and diagnostic service/repair problems. Students study the Microsoft Office XP Suite and learn software applications in normal business practices. The Computer Repair portion of the program was developed in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Upon successful completion of this program graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for A+ Certified Computer Repair Technicians. Courses satisfactorily completed in this program may be transferred toward the Associate Degree program in Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer Information Systems. Graduates who are interested in starting and managing their own businesses are encouraged to pursue the Associate Degree. Graduates may work as a PC repair technician, a technical support service technician, or in other entry-level information technology positions. Upon graduation, the student is awarded a Computer Repair and Service Technician Diploma.
BUS 105 Introduction to Business Enterprise 4.5
BUS 115 Personal Finance 3.0
BUS 120 Life Planning 3.0
*CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3.0
*CIS 110 Computer Operating Systems 3.0
*CIS 115 Computer Information Systems I 3.0
*CIS 120 Computer Information Systems II 3.0
CIS 125 Internet Basics 1.5
CIS 150 Introduction to Networking, or Approved Elective 3.0
CIS 285 Internship, or Approved Elective 3.0
*CRT 100 Computer Repair Hardware I 3.0
*CRT 105 Computer Repair Hardware II 3.0
*CRT 110 Computer Repair-Software Concepts I 3.0
*CRT 115 Computer Repair-Software Concepts II 3.0
*ENG 120 English Composition I 4.5
*ENG 125 Professional Communications 4.5
OFF 100 Bookkeeping, or Approved Elective 1.5
SCI 120 Principles of Mathematics 4.5
SOC 110 Ethics 4.5
SOC 125 Principles of Psychology 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Graduation

66.0

 

Network Repair and Service Technician
The Network Repair and Service Technician program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the wholesale or retail computer environment installing, repairing, and/or maintaining computer networks. Software application knowledge is stressed as an integral component of troubleshooting and diagnosing service and repair problems. Students study the Microsoft Office XP Suite and learn the applications of such software within normal business practices and business problem solving. The Network Repair and Service portion of the program was developed in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), of which the College is a member. Included are fundamentals of local area networks (LANs), configuring and installing the TCP/IP clients, and other networking technologies. This class will also cover materials dealing with the duties of a network administrator, good troubleshooting practices, and issues involved in network security.
BUS 105 Introduction to Business Enterprise 4.5
BUS 115 Personal Finance 3.0
BUS 120 Life Planning 3.0
*CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3.0
*CIS 110 Computer Operating Systems 3.0
CIS 115 Computer Information Systems I 3.0
CIS 120 Computer Information Systems II 3.0
CIS 125 Internet Basics 1.5
*CIS 150 Introduction to Networking 3.0
*CIS 155 Networking I-Intro to Hardware and the OSI Model 3.0
*CIS 160 Networking II-The OSI Model and Network Protocols 3.0
*CIS 165 Network Operating Systems I 3.0
*CIS 170 Network Operating Systems II 3.0
CRT 140 Internship, or Approved Elective 3.0
*ENG 120 English Composition I 4.5
*ENG 125 Professional Communications 4.5
Bookkeeping, or Approved Elective 1.5
SCI 120 Principles of Mathematics 4.5
SOC 110 Ethics 4.5
SOC 125 Principles of Psychology 4.5
*This course is a major program area course. A grade of “C” of better is required in order to satisfy graduation
Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 66.0