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Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff, and students. The College serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw, and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Central Carolina students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities.

In the Spotlight

Jump Week! event

Spring registration underway

Jump Week encourages students to get a "jump" on registration with the assistance of academic and financial aid advisors. The event started on Main Campus and continues in Manning, Camden and Bishopville through Nov. 5.

Pink Out! event

Pink Out! breast cancer awareness event

The CCTC Pink Out! event was held in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct. 29 at the Main Campus. A highlight was the giant group photo shoot.

Animal Shelter donations

Students donate supplies for pet shelter

CCTC's Phenomenal Women club collected donations during October to benefit the Lee County Animal Shelter. Phenomenal Women is open to all female CCTC students and strives to encourage and inspire women of all ages and stages of life.

Inspirational speaker

Inspirational speaker talks about 'purpose'

Guest speaker Odell A. Bizzell II held two sessions on Oct. 22 to talk to students about finding their purpose. His appearance was sponsored by Men in Motion.

C2C event supports academic success

C2C event supports academic success

Almost 500 students participated in the Commit 2 Complete event in early October. It was designed to help students refocus mid-semester and be encouraged to complete their academic goals.

Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

The campus celebrated Diversity Awareness Week from Oct. 13 to 15 with games, a cultural awareness quiz, music and personal expression.
See more photos here.

Welding students to showcase sculptures Saturday

Welding Certificate Program on display

CCTC's Welding Certificate Program was highlighted during the 9th annual "Art in the Park" event held Oct. 11 in Sumter's historical Memorial Park. Student and staff art works were on display and Program Manager Axel Reis held blacksmith demonstrations.

CCTC student leaders attend conference

Student leaders attend Greenville leadership conference

Nearly 20 Central Carolina Technical College students attended the annual statewide S.C. Technical College System Student Leadership Conference held at Greenville Technical College on Sept. 19.
See more photos (by Michael Wells) here.

CCTC alum speaks to Criminal Justice classes

Alum speaks to Criminal Justice classes

Lance Corporal J. Dexter Bassard, a game warden with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was a guest speaker in two Criminal Justice classes on Oct. 6. He graduated from CCTC in 1999 with an Associate Degree in Natural Resources Management.
See more photos here.

CCTC Health Sciences students volunteer

Health Sciences students volunteer

Central Carolina Technical College's Student Nurses Association members and Massage Therapy students volunteered at a community health fair last week at the Birnie Hope Center.

CCTC Student Scholarship

Student honored with honor society scholarship

Congratulations to Joshua Johnson, the first CCTC student to be honored with the Phi Theta Kappa's $1,000 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship, which helps PTK members overcome an unanticipated financial barrier. Joshua also joined Dr. Tim Hardee as a special guest on the WDXY Good Morning Sumter Show on Oct. 1.
See more photos here.

Texting and Driving Awareness

CCTC hosts texting & driving awareness event

Student Life hosted a Sept. 25 event for Central Carolina students, staff and faculty to bring awareness about the dangers of texting and driving and to encourage people to take a personal pledge to not text and drive.
See more photos here.

Celebrating Constitution Day

Veterans Resource Center sponsors suicide prevention speaker

Guest speaker Scott Douglass held a Suicide Prevention Workshop on Sept. 25 that was sponsored by CCTC’s Veterans Resource Center. The workshop was held in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month and covered tips on how to recognize different signs of suffering.
See more photos here.

Celebrating Constitution Day

Celebrating Constitution Day

CCTC students registered to vote, enjoyed cotton candy and played games on Sept. 17, as well as attended a Town Hall panel with Sumter Mayor Pro Tem Robert Galiano and Sumter County Voter Rregistration's Deputy Director Mary Cooke.
See more photos here.

Administrative Office Technology alumnae speak with students

Administrative Office Technology alumnae speak with students

Administrative Office Technology program graduates Natasha Covington, Jackie Evans and Ginger Parker participated in a panel discussion Monday during instructor Elizabeth Bastedo's Administrative Systems and Procedures class. The three alumnae are current CCTC employees. Learn more about the program.
See more photos here.

Patriot Day at CCTC

Patriot Day at CCTC

 

Student Jarod Haris writes his thoughts about "What does 9/11 mean to you?" during a Sept. 11 bake sale event to benefit Student Nutrition Access Center. S.N.A.C. provides groceries to needy CCTC students. See more photos here.

TRiO Student Support Services hosts info session

TRiO Student Support Services hosts info session

 

TRiO SSS held an open house on Sept. 4. Learn more about what this program offers: http://www.cctech.edu/future/1684.htm

HVAC/R students learn from SCWORKS guest speaker

HVAC/R students learn from SCWORKS guest speaker

 

SC Works Site Manager Qualisha Belton and two case managers gave a presentation on Sept. 4 to about 20 students in CCTC's Basic Electricity for HVAC/R course. Students learned about the Santee-Lynches Region Workforce Investment Act Program, which provides services to job seekers.

Advanced manufacturing certificate class starts Sept. 22!

Advanced manufacturing certificate class starts Sept. 22!

 

CCTC will welcome its 6th group of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification students on Sept 22. Space is still available! Learn more at http://www.cctech.edu/SCMC.
See more photos here.

CentralFEST welcomes students back to campus

CentralFEST welcomes students back to campus

 

Students on CCTC's Main Campus enjoyed food, games, entertainment and chair massages on Aug. 28 during a campus festival. CentralFEST travels next week to Kershaw County and F.E. DuBose campuses and the Lee County Site. See more photos here.

Guest speaker talks about finding a job you love

Guest speaker talks about finding a job you love

 

CCTC's Career Services hosted author David Seddiqui for two sessions on Aug. 27. Seddiqui shared what he learned from having 50 jobs in 50 states. See more photos here.

New student nurses welcomed with special orientation

New student nurses welcomed with special orientation

 

CCTC nursing faculty and Student Nursing Association members hosted a Success in Nursing School orientation to help new nursing students before classes started on Aug. 18.

Congratulations SCMC Graduating Class!

Congratulations SCMC Graduating Class!

 

Congratulations to the newest group graduating from the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification class! Learn more at www.cctech.edu/scmc .

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Date/Time Published:10/31/2014 9:19