CNA 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.
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.
|Forrest College||Anderson||2-year, Private for-profit||78%|
|Trident Technical College||Charleston||2-year, Public||10%|
|Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College||Orangeburg||2-year, Public||10%|
|Spartanburg Community College||Spartanburg||2-year, Public||12%|
|Midlands Technical College||West Columbia||2-year, Public||10%|
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.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
*Projected Yearly New Job Openings
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.
|Type||Bottom 10%||Bottom 25%||Median||Top 75%||Top 90%|
Source: SC Works
Potential Certified Nursing Assistants need to complete three main steps in order to work as a CNA in South Carolina. These steps include:
- Successfully complete an accredited training program that has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Pass the certification examination given by Pearson Vue
- Have your name added to the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry