Phone: 803-821-3042


Degrees and Certifications:

Registered Nurse

Elizabeth Coggins


Lexington Technology Center Health Science Program Instructor, 2022-Current
Registered Nurse

I have been a Registered Nurse for twenty-seven years. I enjoy teaching students about health care and the various career opportunities in the medical field. My husband and I have four adult children and one new grandchild. I love the outdoors and everything about the beach and sunshine. 



Phone: 803-821-3063


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Trainer, Lasell University MBA in Sports Management, Webber International

Kerri Griffith

Lexington Technology Center Health Science Program Instructor, 2013-current
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Lexington One School District One, 2013-2018
Athletic Trainer, Newberry College, 2012-2013
Athletic Trainer, Disney Sports/ESPN Wide World of Sports, 2009



Phone: 803-821-3041


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate Degree in Nursing, Midlands Technical College

Alana Miller

Lexington Technical Center Health Science Program Instructor, 2016-Current
     2021-2022 Teacher of the Year
Registered Nurse


Phone: 803-821-3017


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania Master of Science in Nursing, Wilkes University

Theresa Pearman

Lexington Technology Center Health Science Program Instructor, 2022 - present
Registered Nurse

I have been a nurse for 10 years and I absolutely love what I do! During this time, I worked in the hospital setting, the home health arena, as a substitute school nurse and as a Nursing professor for 2 colleges in New Jersey (where my family and I are originally from). l am married to my high school sweetheart and together we have 4 young children and one big goofy dog! Our family really loves water, whether it's going to the pool, the beach, or going out on the boat and hanging out on the sandbars. I am very excited to be on the LTC team and sharing what I love about the nursing profession!


  • Courses


    Health Science 1 555001CW 
    Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Industry Credential Alignment: Basic Life Support, First Aid
    Health Science 1 is the first of four rigorous courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During this course, students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, law and ethics, cultural diversity, medical terminology and medical math, infection control, professionalism, communication, the basics of healthcare facilities and types of healthcare insurance. Students gain information on where health care has been, where it is going, and how professionalism and personal characteristics impact their success.  The curriculum includes potential First Aid Certification. The skills and knowledge the students learn in Health Science 1 serve to prepare them to advance in all Health Science experiences.

    Health Science 2 555101CW
    Grade 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Health Science 1 with grade of 75 or higher (as per SCDE)
    Recommended: Grade of 80 or better in Health Science 1
    Industry Credential Alignment: CPR 
    Health Science 2 applies the knowledge and skills while further challenging the students to learn more detail about the field of healthcare. Students begin learning basic skill sets associated with the medical profession and how to evaluate data obtained from the skills. Students apply and demonstrate medical terminology and medical calculations. Students in this course should further their knowledge of healthcare careers and future goals by participating in a job shadowing experience. The curriculum includes certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. This course provides a foundation for further advancement in Health Science. The course is based on HealthCenter21 curriculum and meets the National Health Care Foundations Standards

    Health Science 3 555201CW 
    Grade 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Per SCDE, Health Science 1 or Sports Medicine 1 with a grade of 75 or higher

    Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course emphasizes the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology).

    Students participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course. Skills in Health Science 2 are reinforced as each body system is studied.

    Health Science Clinical Study 556000HD
    Grade 12 2 units
    Prerequisite: Health Science 1, 2 &  3 (Health Science 3 may be substituted with Project Lead the Way Human Body Systems, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology), and completion of application for screening process.
    Recommended: Grade of 80 or better in Health Science 2 and 3 or the substitution courses. NEW FOR 2017-2018
    Industry Credential Alignment: CNA, CPR
    Requirement: Documented negative tuberculin skin test annually or documented negative two-step. Documentation verifying three hepatitis B vaccinations or signed declination; two measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations; two varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or serological immune status for rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella. Students must provide transportation to healthcare facility.

    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to gain clinical experience. A combination of classroom instruction and work based experiences are used to prepare students for post-secondary education or employment in the health-care field. Students complete the development of their personal career portfolio and resume’.  The students apply theory and skills to act ethically and within legal boundaries, communicate and relate to co-workers and patients, think critically and solve problems, and provide safe, effective care to patients in clinical areas such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and long term care facilities. Recertification in American Heart Association CPR is included. Students are given at least 80 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of laboratory time.

    The students access HealthCenter 21 online programs for beginning instruction for preparation of laboratory skills. The curriculum is based on the National Health Care Foundations Standards. Upon completion of this course, students may be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Exam for certification. The Nurse Aide Exam fees are the responsibility of the student.

    Medical Terminology 554000CW 
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Biology 1 
    Medical Terminology is designed to develop students’ working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students learn the appropriate use of terms that are used in the medical environment. Medical Terminology may be used as an exemption for Health Science 3.

    Medical Terminology AHS 102 (LTC) 554100EW 
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Biology 1
    A dual credit version of Medical Terminology (AHS 102 Midlands Technical College) is also available if student enrollment permits. Must take placement test through MTC. 

    Note: This course, along with Pharmacology for Medical Careers, is a part of the course sequence supported by Nephron Pharmaceuticals.

    Pharmacology for Medical Careers (LTC, WKHS, PHS) 557002CW
    Grades 12 1 unit
    Prerequisites: Chemistry and Algebra 2
    Industry Credential Alignment: Pharmacy Technician Certification 
    Pharmacology for Medical Careers is a program designed for students interested in a medical career. The course introduces students to basic terminology, medications and their actions, laws affecting medication prescription, medical calculations, and basic operations of a pharmacy. Students are required to purchase access to the internet based program. Student will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Tech Certification exam after graduation. The Pharmacy Technician Board Exam fees are the responsibility of the student.  

    Note: The cost of the national curriculum program used in this course is $300.00.

Last Modified on August 17, 2022