The Technical College of the Lowcountry is currently accepting applications for fall 2012 entry into its five health sciences programs: massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.
The deadline to apply is April 2, 2012. However, prospective students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible so that they have adequate time to complete the various steps.
TCL health sciences students enjoy on-campus learning using the latest in high-tech simulation equipment. Students receive additional hands-on practice at clinical sites located throughout Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton.
“TCL’s health sciences programs are vigorous and demanding but produce extremely qualified and successful graduates,” health sciences division dean Marge Sapp said. “Our programs truly prepare graduates to excel in challenging health care careers.”
In 2011, the nursing, massage therapy, rad-tech and physical therapy assistant programs earned 100 percent pass rates on their licensing exams.
Health care is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This means the job outlook is exceptional for all of TCL’s health career programs, Sapp said.
“Just read the classifieds and you’ll see that jobs exist today in all of these health career fields,” Sapp said. “And these are high-paying jobs with good benefits.”
A variety of federal and state financial aid options are available through the TCL financial aid office. Additionally, most South Carolina residents automatically qualify for S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance, which is not based on need or income and can pay more than half of TCL tuition.
In-state tuition is offered to residents of Chatham and Effingham counties in Georgia as well as to military members and their spouses who are stationed in Beaufort. TCL has campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton.
For more information, please call 843.525.8267 or visit www.tcl.edu/health.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation.