Phlebotomy will be offered as a two-semester certificate program at WTC beginning in fall semester 2016.
The phlebotomy certificate provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens. The phlebotomy program incorporates theory, skills, clinical experience, and special procedures required to meet the venipuncture needs in the hospital, clinical, urgent care, doctor’s office, nursing home, and/or other health care setting.
Students in the program will learn how to collect blood specimens correctly for venipunctures, micro collections, and capillary punctures. They will also learn therapeutic laboratory testing. As part of the program, the student will learn appropriate safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
Selected learning experiences are provided in a number of healthcare agencies located in Williamsburg and surrounding counties. Students are assigned to clinical sites based on space availability and individual learning experiences. Graduates of the WTC phlebotomy certificate program are eligible to take a national certification examination for phlebotomy.
Advisor for the WTC phlebotomy program will be Cheri Bennett, an instructor in the College’s existing Practical Nursing program. Instructor for the program will be Shonda Gerald.
Program admission requires that prospective students pass required entrance tests, provide required paperwork for admission and financial assistance needs, show proof of required immunizations and physical exams, complete orientation, and purchase required supplies.
Courses in the program include Medical Terminology, CPR, Anatomy and Physiology, and various phlebotomy skills and experiential classes.
Registration for WTC’s fall semester begins July 18. For information on the WTC phlebotomy certificate program, call 843.355.4160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitley LáSasha Graham from Kingstree recently completed the Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) Nursing Assistant Program. Those present at the ceremony in the College's auditorium heard words of encouragement from WTC President Dr. Patty Lee, WTC Human Resources Manager Jennifer Strong, CNA Instructor Kathy Ard, and Vice President Clifton R. Elliott.
The Santee Electric Cooperative Scholarship was recently awarded to Williamsburg Technical College student Mark Harrelson (right) by Adrel Langley, Manager of Community Relations at Santee Electric Cooperative.
Throughout their 86 years of service, Santee Electric has shown its care for the communities it serves by producing more than electricity. They have been a great partner to education and economic development in the area and have been generous in their support of Williamsburg Technical College both through provision of scholarship monies and partnering to plan and execute fun and innovative events.
With a 3.35 grade point average, Harrelson is seeking an Associate in Applied Science degree in General Technology with a primary focus in Criminal Justice and a secondary focus in Management. He is from Kingstree.
For more information about assisting with funding scholarships at Williamsburg Technical College, call 843.355.4121.
On Saturday, May 21, author and speaker Kemba Smith shared her story about going from college student to drug dealer’s girlfriend to domestic abuse victim to federal prisoner with over 160 attendees in the Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) auditorium.
Smith shared how bad choices led her down a path that changed her life forever. She said the grace of God and devoted parents helped her to turn tragedy into triumph. Those in attendance applauded as she admonished teens to choose their friends carefully, emphasized that parents should be involved in their children’s lives, and encouraged all to dispel the negative myths associated with counseling and mental health issues.
Prior to the WTC presentation, a breakfast for Smith and others was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Following the presentation, Smith had a question-and-answer session and signed copies of her book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story. Afterwards, Smith joined attendees for a reception in the WTC Palmetto Synthetics Student Lounge.
The event was a collaborative effort between the Kingstree-Lake City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Lambda Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; the Educational Talent Search program at WTC; and the Upward Bound program at WTC.
Graduation of a family member is a cause for celebration. Therefore it stands to reason that two family members graduating at the same time would be double cause for tears of joy. Multiply that times infinity when you have a mother and child completing college studies at the same time, and then triple it to imagine what happened at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) during the recent graduation ceremony where three parent-child pairs graduated together.
Hemingway residents Tonya Williams and her son Vasanta stood proud together before they had to go to their separate sections of the class to march and await their awards. Tonya earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Administrative Office Technology while Vasanta received a Certificate in Basic Welding Technology.
More Hemingway residents – Lisa Nesmith and her daughter Liquavia Davis – were excited to earn their awards during the same ceremony from different sides of the seating section. Lisa received an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Science while Liquavia Davis received a Certificate in Basic Patient Care.
Vasanta and Liquavia were both part of the Career and Technology Education (CATE) program collaboration between WTC and the Williamsburg County School District which allows for high school students 16 years of age or older to take courses at the College in specific area of study to give them high school credits toward graduation and up to 25 hours of college credit to either get hired into a position or transfer into a degree, diploma or certificate program at an accredited institution of higher education.
Andrews residents Lisa and Kimberly Phillips both earned Certificates in Criminal Justice. The mother-daughter team was able to go through all of their classes together and, at the ceremony, sit beside each other and go one behind the other onto the stage for their awards.
For information on CATE (high school/college) enrollment, call 843-355-4155. For information on traditional college enrollment, call 843-355-4165.
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Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Williamsburg Technical College.
Employee and applicant inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the Vice President for Business Affairs Melissa Coker, WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4117, who will serve as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator.
WTC shall not discriminate in employment or personnel decisions or in student admissions or in student decisions, or in all other segments of the College community on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, ancestry, political affiliation, pregnancy, marital status or unfavorable discharge from military service, in the educational programs and activities which it operates, and the College is prohibited from discrimination in such manner by applicable laws. Practices and requirements for non-discrimination extend to the enrollment of students in programs and activities of the College and employment by the College. Employee and applicant inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the Vice President for Business Affairs Melissa Coker, WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4117, who will serve as the College's Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator. Student and prospective student inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College or any student decision may be directed to Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Leron Peterkin, WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4170, who will serve as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IV Coordinator. Copyright 2015 Williamsburg Technical College