Central Carolina Technical College, located in Sumter, South Carolina, was founded in 1962 through the efforts of a committee of individuals representing the counties of Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee. Originally known as the Sumer Area Technical Education Center, the school became Sumter Area Technical College in 1971 and received accreditation as a two year technical and vocational college some three years later. Over the years the school has added programs and offerings allowing it to become a full fledged community college. The school has expanded its campuses as well as added new locations that have expanded its services and service area. The school serves over 15,000 credit and noncredit students annually.CCTC is a member of the South Carolina Technical College System.
Central Carolina Technical College offers programs that prepare students for careers in specific areas as well as provides transfer opportunities to four year institutions. The number of programs means that students will be able to choose a program that best suits the individual's needs and goals. Career training programs provide education in a specific area, allowing students to develop the skills necessary to be identified as professionals in the workforce. Individuals enrolled in such a program will be exposed to practical training as part of their curriculum, resulting in experience that is beneficial when pursuing work in the future. Graduates of programs will obtain an associate degree or certificate that demonstrates competency and allows for employment at the entry level in the given area of study.
Individuals may also pursue transfer to a four year institution through academic transfer programs that cover the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion, students may apply to a college or university to transfer their credits and work toward their bachelor's degree. Transfer requirements will vary from school to school, and will be easier with public institutions within South Carolina due to agreements with CCTC. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best accommodates desired transfer.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Central Carolina Technical College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission to enroll upon submission of a completed application as well as transcripts, test scores, and any other pertinent information. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation as well as visit a counselor to determine which program of study best suits their needs.
Financial aid is available through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine a student's financial needs, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Aid is given in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. determined by the school's financial aid office and awarded as a packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $4,500-$5,400
- Out-of-State: $7,700-$9,190
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $170-$200 per unit
- Out-of-State: $280-$340 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$5,382|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$4,524|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Central Carolina Technical College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Career path counseling
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Central Carolina Technical College against community colleges in South Carolina.
|Central Carolina||Sumter County||South Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1995)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in South Carolina
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2000)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Central Carolina Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Central Carolina Technical College.
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg, SC (38 miles away)
- Florence - Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC (38 miles away)
- Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree, SC (39 miles away)
- Midlands Technical College in West Columbia, SC (43 miles away)
- Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, SC (58 miles away)