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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.


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

Student Financial Aid Details

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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 47th in South Carolina and 2570th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 257 0.63
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
Forcible Rape 11 0.03
Robbery 72 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 789 1.92
Larceny 1,426 3.48
Vehicle theft 138 0.34

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Sumter, SC 29150-2499
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population38,302 (34,313 urban / 3,989 rural)
Households14,644 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,698
Families9,844 (3.12 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4505

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4272nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,814 $4,361 $6,400
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $155 $180 $268
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,953 $5,500 $7,539
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,184 $16,731 $18,770
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,490 $10,037 $12,076

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,476 $3,592 $4,052 $4,189 $6,042 $6,236
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $945 $955
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,823 $9,861
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,146 $1,923
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,753 $5,457

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3835th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $46,402 ($45,432 male / $46,260 female)
Number of FT Faculty 94 (38 male / 56 female)
Number of PT Faculty 221
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $2,703,295

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