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Central Carolina Technical College

Central Carolina Technical College
TypePublic
Established1962
PresidentDr. Michael Mikota
Academic staff
101
Administrative staff
145
Students4,456
LocationSumter, South Carolina, SC, USA
33°56′01″N 80°22′16″W / 33.9335°N 80.3710°W / 33.9335; -80.3710
ColoursNavy Blue and Yellow
Websitewww.cctech.edu
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Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) is a community college in Sumter, South Carolina. It is part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

The institution was established in 1962, when the South Carolina legislature created the Sumter Area Technical Education Center. The school changed its name in 1971 to the Sumter Area Technical College; it took its current name in 1992. It received its initial accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1974.[1]

Overview

CCTC primarily serves four regions in South Carolina which include Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties. The College offers certificates, associate degrees and diploma programs to prepare students to enter the job market, to transfer to senior colleges, and to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Programs of Study

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice and Paralegal
  • Early Care and Education
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • General Education
  • General Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Engineering Technology
  • University Transfer Programs

Campus Locations

  • Main Campus, located at 506 N. Guignard Dr., Sumter, SC, has been the point from which Central Carolina has continued to expand throughout the four-county service areas of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center, located at 853 Broad St., Sumter, SC.
  • F.E. DuBose Campus, located at 3351 Sumter Highway, Manning, SC just north of Manning on U.S. 521 in Clarendon County.
  • Health Science Center, located at 133 S. Main St., Sumter, SC in Downtown Sumter. The state-of-art facility features simulation labs, lecture halls, meeting and study rooms, and viewing areas, in addition to classrooms and faculty offices.
  • Kershaw County Campus, located at 90 Campus Dr., Camden, SC just off of Interstate 20 and Highway 521.
  • Lee County Site, located at 200 N. Main St., Bishopville, SC in Downtown Bishopville.
  • Legal Studies Center, located at 111 S. Main St., Sumter, SC houses the Criminal Justice Technology and Paralegal Programs, as well as the Law Library.
  • Natural Resources Management Center, located at 735 Brewington Road, Sumter, SC about 5 miles from Main Campus on a spacious 105 acre tract that includes agricultural fields, wooded and natural areas, and ponds - all of which are used for instructional purposes.
  • Shaw AFB Education Center Site, located at 398 Shaw Dr., Sumter, SC on the Shaw AFB military installation within the Spratt Education Center, Building 501.

Institutions of High Education Agreements

The college participates in the Statewide Articulation Agreement of 86 courses approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. These courses are eligible for transfer from two-year to four-year public institutions. CCTC has specific admissions agreements for the following associate degree programs: The Citadel, Columbia College, ECPI, Francis Marion University, Limestone College, Morris College, Saint Leo University, Salem International University, Springfield College, Strayer University, University of Maryland University College, University of South Carolina and Webster University.

Veterans Upward Bound

CCTC is one of two colleges in South Carolina to have a Veterans Upward Bound grant program. The goal of the program is to see veterans succeed from any branch of the military. To qualify for the program, a veteran must be a resident of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, or Sumter counties and must meet one of the four criteria: be out of high school or college for more than five years, have a disability, be below a certain income threshold, or be a first-generation college student. [1]

References

  1. ^ "History of Central Carolina Technical College". Central Carolina Technical College. Retrieved 2018-01-18.

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