CNA classes in South CarolinaCNA classes in South Carolina are now accepting applications for students interested in either online or campus based training programs. Courses accredited by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are available through a number of local vocational schools and community colleges, as well as hospitals, nursing homes and non-profit groups (e.g. Goodwill). By completing one of these programs, you can become eligible to take the certification exam in just a matter of weeks.

CNA Classes in South Carolina – Courses Start Soon!

Successful completion of the any of the programs listed below should make you eligible to take the certification exam in South Carolina. Those interested should contact the programs through the form provided.

NameCityTypeGraduation Rate
Forrest CollegeAnderson2-year, Private for-profit78%
Trident Technical CollegeCharleston2-year, Public10%
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburg2-year, Public10%
Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg2-year, Public12%
Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia2-year, Public10%

What is the Job Outlook for CNAs in SC?

The projected increase in the number of Certified Nursing Assistant positions is expected grow by as much as 25% through the year 2020 according to the official reports released by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. This percentage increase is much higher than the already well-above average projections released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the entire nation.

State20102020Job Openings*Percent Change
South Carolina20,32025,40077025%

*Projected Yearly New Job Openings Source: South Carolina Department of Labor and Workforce

What is the Median CNA Salary in South Carolina?

Did you know that certified nursing assistants are among the top paying jobs that do not require a college degree? It is true and what is more that in South Carolina the CNA salary is among the best in the entry level healthcare occupations without an associate’s degree.

Pay TypeBottom 10%25%Median75%Top 10%
Hourly$8.04$9.04$10.41$11.76$14.01
Yearly$16,700$18,800$21,700$24,500$29,100

Source: SC Works

How Can I Become a CNA in South Carolina?

Potential Certified Nursing Assistants need to complete three main steps in order to work as a CNA in South Carolina. These steps include:

  1. Successfully complete an accredited training program that has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Pass the certification examination given by Pearson Vue
  3. Have your name added to the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry

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