Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

About Central Carolina Technical College



President’s Message

Our world needs college graduates now more than ever, and we are delighted that you have decided to pursue your educational goals with us at CCTC. By selecting Central Carolina, and putting the resources of our college behind you, you made an important step toward your goal of higher education. 

We know you will find this to be a place where our commitment to connecting learning to life is demonstrated each and every day.

We offer more than 50 degree programs, multiple transfer programs and a full array of student support services. You have the option of flexible scheduling and a variety of learning formats so you can tailor your time here to meet your learning style - and your busy lifestyle. You can take one class or a full load and choose which of our four campus locations suits you best.

We are here to engage you, to challenge you and support you. Whether you are here for an associate degree, to transfer that degree to a four-year institution or to train in preparation for many local workforce opportunities, we can set you on the right path. CCTC provides students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high-demand jobs. These programs offer hands-on training and practical experience that employers highly value. As a result, graduates of these programs are well-equipped to meet the demands of the job market and are often highly sought after by employers.

Central Carolina Technical College is dedicated to your success. Our number one priority is that when you leave CCTC you have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce or transfer to another educational institution. We are proud you have chosen Central Carolina to help you achieve your goals. You’ve taken a wise first step on your educational journey, and we are here to help you succeed.

Go Titans!
 





Dr. Kevin Pollock
President, Central Carolina Technical College

Central Carolina Technical College Area Commission Members

PAUL NAPPER
Chairman
Kershaw County

CHRISTOPHER L. LEE
Vice Chairman
Clarendon County

BOBBY R. ANDERSON
Secretary
Sumter County

MEAGAN KUHLMAN
Sumter County

ABRAM LUDD
Sumter County

ANDRE G. McBRIDE
Sumter County

WILLIE MAE MULDROW
Lee County

ROBBIE POWERS
Kershaw County

MATTHEW PRINCE
Clarendon County

RAY REICH
Sumter County

DAVID SANDERS
Sumter County

THOYD WARREN
Kershaw County

Vision Statement

Central Carolina Technical College will be the first choice for accessible, affordable, and relevant higher education, provided in an innovative, student-centered learning environment.

Statement of Values

Central Carolina recognizes the worth and potential of each student, and values the diversity of its student body, faculty, and staff. In its attitudes and principles, the college affirms the following values and beliefs in providing its programs and services:

Excellence • Integrity • Innovation

College Mission Statement

Central Carolina Technical College improves lives through excellence in teaching, learning, and economic enhancement through workforce development. (Revision approved by the Central Carolina Technical College Area Commission on September 19, 2019, and the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education on July 30, 2020; reaffirmed by the Central Carolina Technical College Area Commission on January 18, 2024)

Statement of Role and Scope

Central Carolina Technical College is a multidisciplinary, public institution of higher education primarily serving the region of Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw, and Sumter counties in South Carolina by providing innovative programs that are designed to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for all residents. The college confers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in the areas of business, public service, industrial and engineering technology, the health sciences, and the arts and sciences through multiple learning environments including traditional and distance education instructional methods. In addition to excellence in teaching and learning, the college provides credit and continuing education programs and student support services to prepare students to enter the workforce, earn college credit before high school graduation, transfer to senior colleges and universities, and achieve their professional and personal goals.

History of the College

In 1961, a local committee began studying the feasibility of establishing an “industrial training center” to serve Sumter County. When Clarendon, Kershaw, and Lee Counties expressed interest in participating, the service area was broadened to include these counties. The committee’s work culminated in 1962 with the passage of the enabling legislation which created Sumter Area Technical Education Center.

In 1971, the institution changed its name to Sumter Area Technical College and in 1974 received initial accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a two-year college offering technical and vocational programs. In 1989 the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education authorized Sumter Area Technical College to begin offering the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degree programs designed specifically for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. With the addition of the transfer programs, Sumter Area Technical College achieved the status of a comprehensive community college. In the fall of 1992, the college changed its name to Central Carolina Technical College to better reflect its service area. In 1998, the college assumed operation of the F. E. DuBose Career Center located in Clarendon County. In 2001, Central Carolina established the Kershaw County Site in Camden. During the 2005-2006 academic year, a site was also added in Lee County. During 2010, the college expanded its presence in Kershaw County and in downtown Sumter by adding additional facilities to serve students’ needs with the addition of a state-of-the art Health Sciences Center and the Kershaw County Campus located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Highway 521. In 2012, the college renovated a former federal building located in the same downtown Sumter area as the Health Sciences Center. In 2015, the college opened its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center on Broad Street and relocated several Industrial and Engineering Technology programs to this location.

Campus Locations

Central Carolina Technical College
Main Campus
506 North Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
803-778-1961
www.cctech.edu

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center (AMTTC)
853 Broad Street
Sumter, SC 29150
803-778-6689

F.E. DuBose Campus
US Hwy 521
Manning, SC 29102
803-473-2531

Health Sciences Center
133 S. Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
803-774-3337

Kershaw County Campus
90 Campus Drive
Camden, SC 29020
803-425-8388

Lee County Campus
200 N. Main Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
803-483-2282

Admissions
803-778-7812
803-778-6696 Fax
admissions@cctech.edu

Advisement and Support Center
803-778-7892
advisement@cctech.edu

Campus Store
803-774-3342

Career Services Center
803-778-6600

Cashier
803-774-6708

Distance Education Office
803-774-3343
803-774-3389
distance@cctech.edu

Dual Enrollment
803-778-7828
dualenrollment@cctech.edu

Financial Aid Office
803-778-7850
803-778-6696 Fax
finaid@cctech.edu 

Library
803-778-6647
library@cctech.edu

Security Office
803-778-6623

Student Records
803-778-6654
803-778-6693 Fax

Testing Services
803-774-3306

User Support Services
803-778-6607
support@cctech.edu

Veterans’ Affairs Office
803-778-7883

Veterans Upward Bound
803-774-6702

Workforce Development & SC Environmental Training Center
803-778-6656

College Personnel

A complete list of College Personnel is located here: College Personnel