May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Information



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 March 16, 2023.)

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.

College Accreditation

Central Carolina Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Central Carolina Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

For all other inquiries about Central Carolina Technical College, please contact the College:
Central Carolina Technical College
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150-2499
(803) 778-1961
Toll Free 1-800-221-8711 from Clarendon, Kershaw, and Lee Counties
http://www.cctech.edu/

Program Accreditations and Approvals

  • The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404)975-5000, www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation issued was for continuation until 2029 by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone (803)896-4300, www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/nursing
  • The Automotive Technology programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
  • The Early Care and Education Associate Degree program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
  • The Human Services Associate Degree program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (571)257-3959, www.cshse.org.
  • The HVAC program is nationally accredited by HVAC Excellence, Home Office 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006. Phone (800)394-5268, Fax (800)546-3726.
  • The Massage Therapy Certificate program is approved nationally through the Federation of States Examinatin by Massage Therapy and Bodywork Licensing (MBLEx), 7300 college Boulevard, Suite 640, Overland Park, KS 66210, (866)962-3926, https://www.fsmtb.org and by the South Caolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Massage Therapy, 1110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, (803)896-4300, https://llr.sc.gov. Additional approval available for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for Specialty Certificate in Integrative Healthcare.
  • The Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Phone (727)210-2350, www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 2020 N. California Avenue, #213 Suite 7, Chicago, IL 60647, www.maerb.org.
  • The Medical Record Coding program is nationally approved through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Corporate Office, 2233 South Presidents Drive, Suite F, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84120, https://www.aapc.com.
  • The Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 North Clark Street, 19th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, Fax (312)988-6279.
  • The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 500 East-West Highway, Suite 900 Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (866) 279-0681, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3499, Phone (312)664-3575, Fax (866)228-2631, www.acpe-accredit.org upon the recommendation of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC).
  • The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113th St. N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, Phone (727)210-2350, www.caahep.org, on recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 19751 East Main Streewt, Suite 339, Parker, CO 80138, Phone (303) 694-9262, www.arcst.org.
  • The Water and Wastewater Operator Certificate Programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Environmental Certification to count as one year of work experience toward a South Carolina operator license. South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification, 110 Centerview Dr., Suite 201, Columbia, SC, 29211, (803) 896-4430, fax: (803) 896-4424. http://www.llr.state.sc.us

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Central Carolina Technical College does not discriminate in employment or admissions on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, religion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation, disability, or any other protected class. The College complies with provisions of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the South Carolina Human Affairs Law of 1972. 

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s Nondiscrimination Policies:

For employee inquires, contact:
Beth Young, Vice President for Business Affairs
492 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Building M300B
803-778-7802

 

For student inquires related to 504, Titles II, VI, VII; contact:
Lisa Bracken, Vice President for Student Affairs
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Building M100
803-778-6652

 

For student inquires related to Title IX; contact:
Renee Patchin, Director of Counseling and Student Life Services
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Building M500
803-778-7867

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 makes it unlawful to discriminate against individuals with disabilities in employment in state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. It adopts the general prohibitions of discrimination under Section 504 as well as the requirements for making programs accessible to individuals with disabilities and for providing a way to communicate effectively. It complements but does not replace Section 504. Contact Leslie Abraham, Accessibility & Inclusion Coordinator at 803-778-7871 or (800) 221-8711. The Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is (803) 774-3313. The Accessibility & Inclusion Coordinator is located in Building M500, Room M543.

English Fluency

Central Carolina Technical College complies with the Higher Education Act of 1991, which requires that employees have proficiency in the English language. For specific information regarding this compliance, please refer to College Directive 6.22 located in the Directives Manual, a copy of which is in the College’s Library.