Growing up in rural SC, I observed how people are treated in hospitals and different settings. It made me want to be an advocate for people who aren’t treated fairly.

Ryan Felder

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Ryan Felder knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the medical field to advocate on behalf of people. That desire took him to OCTech, where he found his calling in physical therapy, and then to graduate school to become a doctor of physical therapy.

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“I love talking about food, and gathering with people on a regular basis to talk about food and restaurants really lights me up.”

Tymi Howard

Trident Technical College

From professional ballet dancer, to yoga instructor, to culinary school, Tymi Howard is proof you can chase your dreams — no matter where you are in life.

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“Early College through Aiken Tech was completely free. As the daughter of first-generation immigrants, affordability was really important.”

Stephanie Zaragoza

AIken Technical College

From Early College at Aiken Tech to the Ivy League, first-year Harvard student Stephanie Zaragoza proves that a technical college foundation can take you anywhere you want to go.

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“I wouldn’t have the opportunities I have today without Greenville Tech and my instructors.”

Allie Carlson

Greenville Technical College

Becoming a single parent at 19 put a wrench in Allie Carlson’s plans to become a doctor. But becoming a mother motivated her even more to provide for her son. With the help of her instructors and assistance programs at Greenville Technical College, Allie now works as an ultrasound technician and is saving up to buy a house.

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The Power of Technical Education

It’s time to make your move.

91%

Job Placement

Real Experience,
Real Jobs

Technical college graduates are almost guaranteed a job related to their field of study.

<30

Minutes

Geographically
Accessible

Nearly every South Carolinian is just a short drive from one of our 16 main campuses or 64 satellite campuses.

1,100+

Programs

Flexibility Through
Breadth and Depth

78 degrees, 28 diplomas, and nearly 1,000 certificate programs? Enough said.

10 Most Popular Programs

Find Your Fit!

1. Nursing

Median Salary: $63,897

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 19%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 3,130

2. Data Processing

Median Salary: $78,270

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 14%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 90

3. Business Administration

Median Salary: $89,280

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 13%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 320

4. Criminal Justice

Median Salary: $40,770

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 7%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 880

5. Culinary Arts

Median Salary: $38,460

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 21%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 600

6. Accounting

Median Salary: $58,640

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 13%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 1,780

7. Public Administration / Social Services

Median Salary: $58,800

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 18%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 130

8. Mechatronics

Average Salary: $68,140

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 12%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

9. Information Technology

Median Salary: $76,370

Projected 10-Year Job Growth: 14%

Projected Annual Job Openings: 500

10. Transfer Programs

Our colleges offer students many paths for transfer through individual agreements with partnering institutions.

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