Palmetto School of Career Development was founded in 2010 by three partners with the goal of providing education and hands-on experience to specialists in the dental office environment. PSCD quickly evolved and expanded their courses to offer that same practical and “real world” experience to other professional environments, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, and pharmacies New classes are being constantly evaluated and developed to meet the growing need for professionally trained and dedicated students looking to further their careers.
PSCD is currently operating in three cities throughout South Carolina. Our schools and courses are approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. This commission ensures that all of our programs meet rigorous standards that possess both academic and practical elements while enhancing our students’ chances of securing a position once courses are completed.
Our steadfast mission is to provide the highest level of education and support using the most cutting edge educational environments, instructors, and courses for students looking to further their career goals. One of our goals is to provide internships and externships that allow students to enter a work environment before the end of their required coursework, thereby enhancing their skill sets via real-world experience, and moreover, prepare them as best we can for their job search.
At Palmetto School of Career Development our mission is to ensure that our students have the fundamental tools needed to enter the professional workforce by adding skills, experiences, and an education.
Our process is simple: Enroll in the course that best fits your career goals, complete the required coursework and training, take the appropriate national and/or state certification exam, and then find employment in your new field.
We understand that our students are not just looking for an education; they come to us for a new career. That means our job does not end when you graduate. Each campus has a designated Career Advisor that assists students with job placement, resume writing, and interview preparation which will set you apart from the competition when interviewing for your new position. We also have designated Placement Coordinators on staff to assist students in finding their new career.
Together, we can get you into a professional environment with the career that you deserve!
Courtney Shelbourne, DMD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon,
Medical University of South Carolina, 2001
Dental Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1997
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale Medical University, 1997
DMD, Medical University of South Carolina, 1996
B.S., Presbyterian College, 1991