See for yourself. Choose from more than 50 programs of study at Central Carolina Technical College, a public, two-year South Carolina institution dedicated to fostering a positive teaching and learning environment for students in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. CCTC offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, utilizes both traditional and online courses, and has cooperative agreements with other four-year colleges and universities for a smooth transfer if that’s your goal. We invite you to explore our website to learn more!

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Academic Program Manager, HVAC

Chris Watkins has been involved with the HVAC industry for over 31 years. He’s been an instructor at Central Carolina Technical College since 2010 and was named the Academic Program Manager for HVAC in 2013. The program was the first of two in the state of South Carolina to achieve national accreditation through HVAC Excellence.

Watkins holds an associate degree from Central Carolina Technical College, a Certified Master HVAC Educator Credential from HVAC Excellence and has a professional certification as a building analyst through the Building Performance Institute. He has numerous HVAC industry and manufacturer specialty certifications ranging from refrigeration to solar thermal technology. He is a member of the SC Association of HVAC Contractors and a member of the Refrigeration and Service Engineers Society.

“The HVAC department is committed to making sure that our students meet the educational requirements to help them become an asset to our local HVAC contractors. Our newly renovated lab has both new and old technology to give our students a well-rounded learning experience. We pride ourselves with keeping up with new innovations and technology in our industry,” says Chris.

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