a group of students in white coats and gray uniforms
Registered Medical Assistant: (Back, left to right) Elizabeth Sawyer, Bridgett Hopkins, Janice Carter, Mary Council, Candi Swain, Jennifer Taylor, and Teressa Johnson-Jones. (Front, left to right) Sophia Brown, Latoya Moore, Evelin Coronel, instructor Candace Griekspoor, Odalys Ramirez-Trejo, and Leticia Jimenez. Not pictured: Tiffany Creech.

Nearly 70 Certifications Awarded at Healthcare Tech Ceremony

The Beaufort Promise Scholarship continues to help students enter the healthcare field in technical careers and offers the opportunity for existing workers to earn new credentials. On May 30, Beaufort County Community College honored 69 students from the nurse aide I, nurse aide II, phlebotomy, pharmacy technician, and registered medical assistant (RMA) programs who achieved their certificates this spring. The Beaufort Promise Scholarship covers the fees to these courses for qualifying students, and an increasing number of high school students are taking these classes for free through Career and College Promise (CCP) Workforce Pathways, a dual-enrollment program that lets students graduate high school with industry-recognized credentials in hand. Of this group, 14 were high school students.

Graduates of the nurse aide programs can provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for elderly adults. Phlebotomy students learn to draw blood. Pharmacy technicians assist in filling prescriptions at a pharmacy. RMA students learn to provide administrative and medical duties in a clinic.

Thirty-eight finished the Nurse Aide I Certification, eight completed the Nurse Aide II Certification, five completed the Phlebotomy Certification, five completed the Pharmacy Technician Certification, and 13 completed Registered Medical Assistant Certification.

Kaelee Alleman, Taliyah Anderson, Morgan Barnes, Makiya Benton, Ebony Blanton, Triniti Burke, Brodee Cameron, Michell Carabali-Salinas, Natalie Cartwright, Clintoria Chesson, Katie Clark, Sabrina Corprew, Akire Dixon, Cheryl Ebron, Jamie Elks, Haley Finch, Jaylee Kae Gaskins, Victoria Gillis, Nevaeh Hardy, Jenovia Hargrove, Iana Harper, D’Asia Hyman, Shaniah Littlejohn, Theresa Minka, Jada Martin, Nyira Nixon, Kaliyah Perry, Kenisha Pope, Arely Ponce Munoz, Summer Rice, Ciara Ridgeway, Lea Rose, Georgia Sanders, Salena Sherrod, Iyona Smaw, Elizabeth Villafranco, Guadalupe Villa Hernandez, Brianna Wiggins, Bailey Williams, and Peyton Youmans completed the Nurse Aide I Certification.

Triniti Burke, Brodee Cameron, Natalie Cartwright, Victoria Gillis, Nevaeh Hardy, Jada Martin, Arely Ponce Munoz, Iyona Smaw, and Peyton Youmans are all Washington High School students taking the class through CCP Workforce Pathways. Taliyah Anderson, Makiya Benton, Shaniah Littlejohn, D’Asia Hyman, and Nyira Nixon took the course as CCP Workforce Pathways students at Washington County High School.

Kiai Bell, Rose Bowser, Rachel Dubelier, Makayla Furse, Taquanza Hardy, Mya Johnson, Tammy Rice, and Dezaray Staton earned their Nurse Aide II Certification.

Graduates from the phlebotomy program included Emili Alvarez-Cerino, Johnathan Hernandez Avila, Jasper Mosher, Keyannah Valentine, and Aneesah Wilkins.

Hailey Burbage, Bailey Dana, Sha'quandra Purvis, Jacob Reynolds, and Makenzie Wells finished the pharmacy technician program. Jacob Reynolds is also a Washington High School student.

Sophia Brown, Janice Carter, Evelin Coronel, Mary Council, Tiffany Creech, Bridgett Hopkins, Leticia Jimenez, Teressa Johnson-Jones, Latoya Moore, Odalys Ramirez-Trejo, Elizabeth Sawyer, Candi Swain, and Jennifer Taylor completed the registered medical assistant program.

These students can continue in the nurse aide program, the phlebotomy program, or the registered medical assistant program depending on their qualifications. They can also take prerequisites and apply for programs such as medical laboratory technology, practical nursing, or associate degree nursing.

The college will offer Psychiatric Technician for the first time starting on June 25. Students must hold a high school diploma or equivalent and a bronze Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) The registration fee for this course is covered through the Beaufort Promise Scholarship for qualifying students.

Learn more about CCP Workforce Pathways. Find out more about the Beaufort Promise Scholarship. For more information about Beaufort’s healthcare technician programs, interested persons should contact Jackie Butcher, 252-940-6263.