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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!

55+ Programs of Study to Choose From
$30K Average Savings of CCTC Students
16:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

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Success Stories

Butch Presson

Alumnus - Environmental Engineering Technology

In the 1970s, Butch Presson decided to take advantage of the GI Bill based on his service in the United States Navy. Presson decided to enroll in the Environmental Engineering Technology program at what was then Sumter Area Technical College – now Central Carolina Technical College.

After graduating in 1981, he worked in environmental operations for 40 years, becoming a part-time adjunct instructor at the Environmental Training Center (ETC) in 1995. In 2008, he retired from field operations and became a full-time Program Manager and Instructor at the Environmental Training Center.

He now works with environmental operators to help them prepare for the various levels of water and wastewater operator exams within the State Certification Program, and to obtain the required continuing education hours needed to maintain their certifications.

“My goal is to continue working for the ETC as long as I can still make a difference to the operators. All of these treatment plant operators have a tremendous responsibility in maintaining the quality of our lakes and streams as well as the water we drink. The treatment plant operator is the last link to a healthier and safe environment.” He has been teaching online courses now for around six years.

Because of his experiences, Presson believes that everyone should work to pursue an education, and especially one at Central Carolina.

“Education is always valuable, perhaps more than ever right now. Career opportunities are opening up as the business world is changing and adapting. Do some investigating, then work with an advisor and CCTC Career Services to figure out the best path for you.

Kayla Bird

Top Titan - Advisement and Support Center Advisor

Originally, Kayla joined Central Carolina as part of the Help Desk and provided technical support to the college community. A little over five years ago, she shifted service and helped implement the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan, becoming a Freshman Advisor in the Freshman Focus Center. In this position, Kayla advised first-time students, provided technology classes and assignment assistance for students in COL 105, completed student plans in Degree Works, gave student orientations, and connected students to other resources at the college. Bird developed the first Advisor Handbook and provided training to faculty.

Recently, Kayla helped reorganize and transform the Freshman Focus Center into the Advisement and Support Center. In her new role as Advisement and Support Center (ASC) Advisor, she manages the ASC and provides advisement and support to students in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Pre-Nursing programs. Kayla is a truly gifted and compassionate human. She is passionate about advising and is an amazing student advocate. She exemplifies every aspect of Excellence, Integrity, and Innovation and is, positively, a CCTC Top Titan!

Anne Goodson


Anne Goodson has always felt called to serve. During her three years at Central Carolina, she served as the Phi Theta Kappa secretary and tutored students outside of class.
In 2009, Anne was working as a book keeper and decided to take an accounting course to brush up her skills. She enjoyed it so much that her advisor, Mr. Hinkle, convinced her to complete her degree.

“I loved my experience at CCTC!” she said. “Since I was an accounting major, Mr. Hinkle was my advisor and the professor for most of my classes. He was a great encourager and mentor. Central Carolina offers a great service to our community. Take advantage of all that it has to offer to better yourself and our community,” she said.

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