Central Carolina Technical College


Central Carolina Technical College is a two-year comprehensive college that offers degrees in many career-oriented fields including agriculture, paralegal and occupational technology. The college offers many of its programs online.

Information Summary

Ranks 40th in South Carolina and 2294th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 59.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $6,131
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 13 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 56% / 39%
Enrollment Total (all students) 3,550


Each of the school’s associate degree programs consists of a minimum 15 credit hours of general education and at least one class from humanities, behavioral sciences and mathematics. Diploma programs include eight credit hours of general courses. Some special programs may require prerequisites.

Associate’s degrees in arts and science are designed for students who intend to transfer to another school to complete a bachelor’s degree. Central Carolina gears its transfer degrees towards South Carolina public colleges. The school recommends that students plan their programs to parallel the programs at the school where they are transferring.

The Certificate in College Studies is an 18 credit hour program helping students prepare for numerous technical and academic career options. Classes include college skills, keyboarding and beginning algebra.

The associate degree in public service with a track in criminal justice is a 69-credit-hour class that helps students understand the causes and prevention of crime. Students admitted to the program must earn a grade of “C” or better. Courses include criminal law, criminalistics and college algebra.

The Industrial Technology program offers many diplomas and certificates including machine tool, automotive repair and welding.

The Certificate in Advanced Tool Making is a 14 semester hour course that is available for day and evening classes. Courses in the program include tool and die making theory and practice.

The Career Training and Development Center offers open enrollment courses and customized training for businesses in the school’s area.

Accreditation is granted by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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Students must be at least 18 years of age, submit a copy of their high school transcripts or equivalent, complete an application form and take either the ACT or SAT with minimum requirements. After this process an admissions counselor will meet with the student to go over any issues.

To be admitted to the nursing program students must:

  • complete the general application process
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have completed general education math, science and computer courses within the past 10 years with a grade of a “C” or better
  • submit a physical provided by the Health Sciences Department
  • have an annual CPR certification
  • submit information for a background check.

Other programs offered by the school may have special requirements.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is offered to all students. Many students receive federal aid such as Pell grants and Stafford loans.

Financial aid workshops are held at the beginning of each semester to help students with the ins and outs of the system.

Steps to take when applying for financial aid include:

  • fill out the FAFSA form online
  • talk with a counselor about financial aid assistance
  • complete the Financial Aid Memorandum of Understanding
  • if applicable, maintain a good grade point average at your current school

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The college was first founded in 1962 as Sumter Area Technical Center. The school has since grown to include approximately 15,000 students each year.

The campus offers a rich and diverse group of student clubs and organizations including the Central Carolina Nurses Association and a Creative Arts Society.

The school is located in Sumter, South Carolina. The city has a population of just under 40,000 people and has a great offering of cultural heritage. The city is the home of the P-15’s, a baseball team in the premier American Legion league.

Sumter is also home to the Swan Lake/Iris Gardens which hosts the annual Iris Festival and is home to all eight species of swans.

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