Career and Technical Education – An Innovative Approach to Education

Today, more than ever, local industries want to hire entry-level employees who can hit the ground running. This is where career and technical education (CTE) comes in. CTE is a broad term for education that combines academic and technical skills with the knowledge and training needed to succeed in today’s workforce. CTE prepares students for the world of work by introducing them to workplace...

Paying for College

5 IMPORTANT FACTS Fact 1 Central Carolina Scholars offers tuition-free college to qualifying current high school graduates. Fact 2  Students receiving the LIFE scholarship or Palmetto Fellows could possibly attend CCTC free of charge, in addition to receiving up to $150 per semester for book allowance (amount varies with enrollment). Fact 3  Most students can complete the first two years...
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No-Cost Tuition!

CCTC is addressing the labor shortage through access, training and pathways that begin in high school. Qualifying students can take one course or a full load to achieve their educational goals. Funding for no-cost tuition will automatically be applied to students enrolled in a qualifying program after applying all other financial aid. Textbooks and supplies are not covered and some fees...
SCTEA Winners

South Carolina Technical Education Association Honors Three CCTC Faculty/Staff Members

Three Central Carolina Technical College employees were honored during the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) annual conference in Myrtle Beach. Director of Physical Plant Austin Westmoreland; English Department Chair and Instructor Natalie Mahaffey; and Advisement and Support Center Coordinator Kayla Bird were recognized for their outstanding service and...
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$10,000 Gift from Duke Energy to Assist Kershaw and Lee County Students

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Duke Energy, Central Carolina Technical College will be able to provide funds for the Kershaw County mechatronics program and Lee County dual enrolled students. The check was presented by Quinetta Buterbaugh, district manager of government and community relations at Duke Energy, to CCTC President Dr. Kevin Pollock. “We are grateful for the generous...
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Green Space

CCTC Unveils new Green Space at Main Campus

Where there once was an asphalt parking lot now lies a beautiful Green Space courtyard at CCTC’s Main Campus in Sumter. The space was designed for students, faculty and staff to gather and also serves as an outdoor environment for our campus community to enjoy. “We are thrilled to have the new space and look forward to our community coming in and sharing it with us,” says CCTC President...
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Evening College – Any Time is the Right Time

Who says you can’t be a working professional and a student? At Central Carolina, we make it easier than ever to advance your education. That’s why CCTC is now offering an on-campus Evening College program that provides an opportunity for career-focused students and busy working professionals to work toward their college degree in the evening and meet their individual schedules and...

Alumni Success: Tonyea Daley

Tonyea Daley is an instructor for the Engineering Design Technology Program at CCTC and she’s a first-generation student. “The one thing that inspired me to go to college was that I grew up in poverty and wanted something different. I recognized at a young age that I wouldn’t be able to provide stability or financial security without a skill, trade or degree,” says Daley “So, I chose to...
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Alumni Success: Rodney Conyers

When Rodney Conyers left the military, he was told by fellow veterans that Central Carolina is the best path to higher education. “CCTC is the starting point of your race in life, your race in academics and your race in a successful career,” Conyers said. “You determine where the finish line will be.” Conyers earned his Associate of Arts degree from CCTC in 1997. He then earned his...
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Brandon Mitchum – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Student Named to South Carolina Academic Team’s 2022 All-State Academic Team

Student Brandon Mitchum has been asked to join South Carolina’s 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-State Academic Team. Thirty-nine students from 15 colleges within the South Carolina Technical College System were named to the 2022 All-State Academic Team. Mitchum is currently pursuing an associate degree in Management and is an active member of the CCTC Beta Eta Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa...
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CCTC Student Team Selected to Participate In NASA MINDS Artemis Technology Competition

Students from the Computer Technology, Engineering Design Technology and Management programs have been selected to participate in the NASA MINDS design event. NASA MINDS invites college students to design and build innovative technologies for the Artemis mission. CCTC’s project, Novel Minds for Deploying Solar Arrays on the Moon, is an excellent virtual-team opportunity that offers a diverse...

Career and Technical Education Q&A with Morgan Stiles, Dual Enrollment and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator

What is the significance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Enrollment for high school students? Career and Technical Education programs for Dual Enrollment students offers so many benefits. Dual Enrollment, regardless of program, offers students a HUGE savings in higher education cost. Dual Enrollment students have the benefit of Lottery Tuition Assistance, this means that students do...

Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Imagine earning an associate degree before earning your high school diploma! CCTC’s Early College and Dual Enrollment programs allow high school students to earn college credit by taking college courses during their junior and senior years of high school. Eligible students must demonstrate, through placement tests, that they qualify for college-level classes. They must also apply and be accepted...
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CCTC Earns Military Friendly® School Designation for 11th Year

Central Carolina Technical College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly®​ ​School designation in the Gold level. Institutions earning the Military Friendly®​ ​School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning the designation. The 2022-2023...

Commercial Driver’s License Program Comes to CCTC

Central Carolina Technical College’s Workforce Development Division has partnered with Ancora Education to offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. As the transportation industry continues to grow, there is an urgent need to fill positions with well-trained individuals throughout the state and nation. In four short weeks, students will be ready to pass the Class A Commercial...