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Assess patient health problems & needs, develop & implement nursing care plans, & maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Compute, classify, & record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, & verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, & postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Install, maintain, & repair electrical wiring, equipment, & fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Analyze science, engineering, business, & other data processing problems to implement & improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, & problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, & scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties & responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, & planning the use of materials & human resources, but are too diverse & general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Teach students basic academic, social, & other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Take a look at all the certificates offered at SC's Technical Colleges that will equip you for a career of your choice.

Administrative Support

Do you enjoy working in an office environment? If so, the Administrative Support certificate program is just right for you. It prepares you for entry-level office occupations & is great for students who are looking for a program that provides the skills needed for many office positions.

Offered at Horry Georgetown Technical College 


Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business which is often initially a small business.

Offered at Piedmont Technical CollegeCentral Carolina Technical College, Midlands Technical College

Small Business Accounting

A Small Business Accounting Certificate program equips students with an entry-level knowledge & accounting skill set used in keeping record of the finances of a small business.

Offered at Greenville Technical College

CISCO Routing

This certificate program provides students with knowledge & skills required to be a Cisco network administrator. 

Offered at Greenville Technical CollegeMidlands Technical College

Network Configuration

Network reconfiguration in distribution systems is realized by changing the status of sectionalizing switches, & is usually done for loss reduction or for load balancing in the system.

Offered at Midlands Technical CollegeGreenville Technical College


This certificate program will equip students with the ability to write computer programs.

Offered at Trident Technical CollegeMidlands Technical College


The purpose of the Technician Certificate program is to equip students with the skills to troubleshoot, manage, & implement Desktop & Server operating systems.

Offered at Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenville Technical CollegeTrident Technical College

American Sign Language 

The American Sign Language (ASL) certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in the growing field of ASL communication and interpretation. 

Offered at Midlands Technical College

Criminal Justice 

The Criminal Justice Certificate provides an introduction to the concepts, theories and processes of the American criminal justice system.

Offered at Trident Technical CollegeMidlands Technical CollegeOrangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 

Early Childhood Development

Focuses on how to build language & literacy rich environments, appropriate math & science skills, an inquiry based approach to learning about the world, & safe, healthy environments which promote the emotional & social well-being of children.

Offered at Central Carolina Technical College, Greenville Technical CollegeMidlands Technical CollegePiedmont Technical College 

Educator Certifications

Take a look at what requirements are needed for you to be a certified educator in the state of South Carolina.

Visit SC Department of Education’s website here. 

Infant & Toddler Care

This program is for the early childhood professional who works with or is interested in working with children from birth through two years of age.

Offered at Midlands Technical CollegeCentral Carolina Technical College


A Paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity & who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

Offered at Midlands Technical College

Alternate Energy Technology Principles

The Alternate Energy Technology Principles Certificate is a two-semester (24 credit hour) program that addresses the fundamentals of alternate energy technology.

Offered at Midlands Technical College

Architectural Computer Graphics

The Architectural Computer Graphics Certificate is a two-semester (21 credit hour) program that addresses the basics of architectural drafting.

Offered at Midlands Technical College 

Architectural Design Technology

The Architectural Design Technology Certificate is a two-semester program that addresses the basics of architectural design methodology.

Offered at Midlands Technical College 

Architectural Systems and Codes

The Architectural System and Codes Certificate is a two-semester program that addresses the basics of architectural systems and the concepts of “designing to code.”

Offered at Midlands Technical College 

Computer Aided Design

The main purpose of the design process is to create sets of drawings that provide all the information required to build and assemble mechanical parts and buildings.

Offered at Spartanburg Community College, Midlands Technical CollegeGreenville Technical College 

Engineering Graphic Design

Engineering Design Technicians (formerly Drafters/Designers) translate ideas from design, layouts, specifications, rough sketches, & calculations of engineers & architects into working drawings, maps, plans, & illustrations which are used in making products.

Offered at Trident Technical College

Cardiac Care Technician

The Cardiac Care Technician certificate will provide a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, and anatomy and physiology.

Offered at Midlands Technical College

Computed Tomography 

The Computed Tomography Certificate is an advanced certificate & requires entering students to have completed an accredited radiologic technology, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine program. 

Offered at Midlands Technical CollegeGreenville Technical College 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

To provide well trained and knowledgeable, entry-level MRI technologists to meet the needs of the medical community.

Offered at Greenville Technical College

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. The purpose of the Massage Therapy Certificate program is to offer a stable, reliable, high quality, affordable program to train students in basic therapeutic massage techniques; to educate them about the wellness model & how the human body is affected by massage; to prepare them for their role in the health care community; & to promote professionalism, caring, high ethical conduct, & continuing education among all massage therapists.

Offered at Miller-Motte Technical College, Greenville Technical CollegePiedmont Technical CollegeTrident Technical CollegeCentral Carolina Technical College, Horry Georgetown Technical College, Technical College of the LowcountryMidlands Technical College

Medical Assisting

Medical assistants perform a wide range of duties in physicians’ offices, clinics & emergency medical centers.

Offered at Midlands Technical CollegeGreenville Technical CollegePiedmont Technical College

Medical Record Coder

The medical record coder is a health information specialist trained to assign diagnostic & procedural codes, applying classification systems for optimal reimbursement in a variety of health care settings.

Offered at Midlands Technical CollegeTrident Technical CollegeCentral Carolina Technical College

Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant certificate will provide a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, & anatomy & physiology.

Offered at Horry Georgetown Technical College, Midlands Technical CollegeTechnical College of the LowcountryYork Technical College

Pharmacy Technician

To provide the experienced, registered pharmacy technician the opportunity to complete the educational requirement necessary to become a state-certified pharmacy technician in an expedient & thorough manner.

Offered at Central Carolina Technical CollegeMidlands Technical College, Greenville Technical College


This certificate program provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens.

Offered at Piedmont Technical CollegeMidlands Technical CollegeTrident Technical College

Automotive Brake, Suspension, & Steering Repair 

The Brake, Suspension, & Steering Repair certificate program provides students with skills for entry-level employment at a brake & suspension repair facility.

Offered at Midlands Technical College

Automotive Engine Repair

The Engine Repair certificate program provides entry level automotive engine repair skills, preparing students to work in a variety of repair shops performing maintenance & repairs on vehicles.

Offered at Midlands Technical College


The Carpentry certificate is designed to train the next generation of skilled workers needed in the construction industry. 

Offered at Piedmont Technical CollegeMidlands Technical College

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration

The certificate in Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration is composed of the first-year technical courses of the Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology.

Offered at Greenville Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Piedmont Technical College


Welding is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently. It is the only way of joining two or more pieces of metal to make them act as a single piece. Welding is vital to our economy.

Offered at Greenville Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Piedmont Technical College, Horry Georgetown Technical College, Central Carolina Technical College, Trident Technical College, Spartanburg Community College

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