The Computer Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program provides students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to use state-of-the-art computer systems to solve business and information systems related problems. The program focuses on problem-solving and decision-making using microcomputers and associated technology. The curriculum includes three certificate programs consisting of courses in the areas of programming cybersecurity, Microsoft Office applications, and a concentration in networking. These advanced courses allow students to choose a specific career path in the information systems field. 

The utilization of popular microcomputer word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software packages is required for successful completion of the microcomputer courses. Programming courses in Smart BASIC, Python, Node. JS, Java, and JavaScript are also included in the curriculum. To complement the language development courses, students must successfully complete studies in operating systems, Internet communications, database design and management, and computer systems hardware and software maintenance. Upper-level courses in the curriculum include both the theory and hands-on application of data communications technology, local area networks (LANs), programming, web development, and systems analysis and design procedures. Authorized certification course materials (MOS, ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, MCSE, MTA, and CCNA) are used in a variety of the courses. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional certifications.

Career opportunities include computer operator, hardware/software technician, application programmer, program­mer/analyst, network manager, network administrator, applications specialist, web specialist, end-user support technician, information security analyst or help-desk specialist. 

The Computer Technology Associate Degree Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMPT curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

Certificate Programs and Concentration(s)
Prior to the beginning of the fall semester of their second year of study, students in consultation with their academic advisor, should choose a certificate program or concentration as an area of specialization.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G

Cybersecurity Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

The Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of cybersecurity and computer support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of cyber-, information-, and network-security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures. Students may apply courses in the Cybersecurity Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

Then Cybersecurity Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C: in all of the courses offered within the CYBR curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G

The Computer Specialist Certificate program is designed to provide entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of microcomputer operations and support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of microcomputer software applications, operating systems, programming, data and Internet communications. Students may apply courses in the Computer Specialist Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

The Computer Specialist Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C” in all of the courses offered within the CMSP curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.


Program Contact:

Kevan Croteau

Department Chair, Computer Science

(803) 778-7887, ext. 487

M410G

The Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is a study of the art and science of directing a business toward its desired goals. The program develops management, communication, mathematics, and problem-solving skills required in supervisory and leadership positions. In addition, critical business topics such as accounting, economics, finance, and information processing technology are introduced.

The Management Associate Degree can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in supervision, management and general business. The certificate is designed for those seeking a first job where a degree is not required, as an enhancement to current job responsibilities or for those in a technical career field seeking general business skills. The program offers a broad foundation of knowledge about organizations and how they operate, such as assessing organizational strategies and practices, applying sound management principles to real-life business situations, and understanding key functions such as business law, human resources, customer service, quality and operations management. It is beneficial for those who aspire to supervision and management positions as well as those who want a basic understanding of business principles and practices to enhance effectiveness in any position. Students may apply courses in the Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Management.

Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Office Management Certificate is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in a wide variety of office management and administration applications to run a one-person or small office or department. The certificate offers a broad foundation of knowledge about organizations and how they operate and includes technical skills in accounting, payroll, supervision, human resources, computer technology, and professional communications to ensure graduates are able to manage all administrative functions to supplement on-the-job knowledge about the particular business or organization.

Office Management Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate program is designed to provide a foundation for those seeking to start, build or manage their own business. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing organizational strategies and practices, developing a business idea and plan, applying sound management principles to real-life business situations, and understanding key functions such as business law, customer service, e-commerce, small business operations and quality. Students independently develop their own business plan and are connected with local stakeholders for individual support needed throughout the business development process.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

Students may apply courses in the Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Management.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Accounting Specialist Certificate program provides students with a working knowledge of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general accounting activities. Students may apply the courses taken in the Accounting Specialist Certificate to the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Accounting.

Accounting Specialist Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Finance.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Accounting Associate Degree can be obtained completely ONLINE through the selection of appropriate classes. The Accounting Associate Degree in Applied Science program prepares students to systematically record, interpret, and present financial data. According to forecasts, accountants are near the top of the list of promising careers for the future. Career opportunities include entry positions such as general accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Selected accounting classes are available during the day and evening.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Finance.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Early Care and Education Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of educational and child care programs for children from birth through school age. Recent research and interest in the importance of education of children during the first three years of life has provided for a growing number of new opportunities in the field. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, public schools, childcare, after-school care, public or private preschools or kindergartens, or working with children with special needs.

Courses in the program are available in a variety of formats.

Students entering this program of study must furnish a copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Early Care and Education does not lead to teacher licensure, but opportunities for transfer to senior colleges and universities are available. The T.E.A.C.H. South Carolina Scholarship program may be available for persons already employed in child care.

*Required for student to obtain the South Carolina Early Childhood Credential.

**Required for students to obtain the South Carolina School-Age Credential

***Intended for those desiring to transfer.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Education & Training.

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Care and Education is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from June 2021 through July 2028. 

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Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A

The Child Care Assistant Certificate program specifically prepares graduates for assisting classroom teachers in the care and supervision of children in preschool and child care settings. This certificate meets the skill proficiencies of an Early Childhood Educator Level 1 (ECE 1) designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators. The ECE I is expected to demonstrate introductory knowledge and application of the standards and competencies. All courses in the Child Care Assistant Certificate program can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Early Care and Education.

Job opportunities are available in assistant positions in child care programs, preschools, Head Start programs, child development centers, after school programs, programs for children with special needs, and self-employment.

The T.E.A.C.H. South Carolina scholarship may be available for students already employed in child care. Students who complete ECD 101, Introduction to Early Childhood may be eligible for the South Carolina Early Childhood Credential.

Courses in the program are available in a variety of formats.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Education & Training.


Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A

The Infant and Toddler Certificate program specifically prepares graduates for meeting the specialized needs of children under age three. The individual will obtain a basic understanding of the developmental and care needs of young children and will learn how to create a nurturing environment in infant and toddler programs in order to meet the needs of young children and their families. Special needs and early intervention will also be addressed. All courses in the Infant and Toddler Care Certificate program can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Early Care and Education.

Job opportunities in this area are increasing because large numbers of infants and toddlers are enrolled in child care and federally funded programs. Job opportunities are available in Early Head Start and public and private child care programs.

Courses in the program are available during the day and evening. Students entering this program of study must furnish a copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate. The T.E.A.C.H. South Carolina scholarship may be available for students already employed in child care. Students who complete ECD 101, Introduction to Early Childhood may be eligible for the South Carolina Early Childhood Credential.

Students who complete the Infant and Toddler Care Certificate may be eligible for the South Carolina Infant-Toddler Credential.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Education & Training.


Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A

The Early Childhood Development Certificate program prepares graduates for employment in educational programs for children from birth to age eight. Individuals will obtain a basic understanding of the developmental needs of young children and will learn how to create a nurturing environment in preschool and after school programs. All courses in the Early Childhood Development Certificate program can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Early Care and Education.

Job opportunities in this area are increasing because more children are attending pre-primary schools than ever before. Job opportunities are available in public and private nursery schools and child care.

Courses in the program are available in a variety of formats.

Students entering this program of study must furnish a copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

The T.E.A.C.H. South Carolina scholarship may be available for students already employed in child care. Students who complete ECD 101, Introduction to Early Childhood may be eligible for the South Carolina Early Childhood Credential.

This program is aligned with the following career clusters: Education & Training.


Program Contact:

Leslie Williams

Department Chair, Early Care and Education

(803) 778-7818, ext. 418

M700A

The Police Pre-Academy Training Certificate is for individuals who seek to become employed as a law enforcement officer in South Carolina and become Class-1 Certified Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) and the Law Enforcement Training Council (LETC) pursuant to South Carolina Code of Laws Chapter 23.

Program Entry Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a high school graduate or have an equivalency.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age to enter program.

Specific/Special Admission Information

Students should be aware that many positions in the Criminal Justice field require no previous criminal convictions (i.e., DUI, bad check convictions, open container convictions, excessive traffic convictions, etc.). a favorable credit history may also be required as a requirement for employment.

Courses in this program are offered during the evening only. Once admitted, students must earn a grade of “70” or higher on each major exam.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Course should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner.


Patina Calhoun

Academic Program Manager, Criminal Justice Technology

(803) 774-3379, ext. 379

M127B


The goals of the Paralegal Associate Degree in Applied Science program are to offer a concentrated program of study to:

  • Prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be qualified paralegals.
  • Prepare students for careers as paralegals working under the direct supervision of attorneys in public and private sectors.
  • Prepare students who can perform effectively in a variety of legal settings and who can adapt to the changing legal environment.

A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

The Paralegal Associate Degree program is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide students with a general education that includes oral and written communications, computational skills, and an awareness and knowledge of the humanities and social sciences.
  • Provide students with knowledge of the roles and functions of a lawyer, the roles and functions of the paralegal, and law practice methods in a variety of settings in which paralegals work.
  • Give students an understanding of the court system and the process of civil and criminal litigation.
  • Provide students with substantive knowledge in different areas of law practice.
  • Prepare students with knowledge and procedures for conducting legal research and preparing legal documents in a minimum of three areas of law practice.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the rules of professional conduct governing lawyers and paralegals.
  • Provide law office management skills which include computer, legal research, and client interviewing skills.

The Paralegal Associate Degree program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having met all curriculum requirements necessary for training qualified paralegals.

The Paralegal Associate Degree program requires at least a grade of “C” in ALL legal (LEG prefix) classes to graduate from the program.

Program Specific Residency Requirements:

The Associate in Applied Science – Major in Paralegal program requires that at least 50% of the Legal Specialty Courses must be taken at Central Carolina Technical College.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Law, Public Service, and Corrections & Security.


Program Contact:

Patina Calhoun

Academic Program Manager, Criminal Justice Technology

(803) 774-3379, ext. 379

M127B

The Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program seeks to develop an understanding of the causes and the prevention of crime, impacts of human behavior, the legal system, and the organization and conduct of criminal justice functions. The curriculum provides essential knowledge of the functions and prevalent problems of criminal justice agencies and the organizational, legal, and social context within which they operate. The program meets the needs of in-service students who seek to improve their professional qualifications and of those students who are preparing for employment with criminal justice agencies.


Career opportunities include employment with municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies and court systems; industrial/retail security; social service agencies; juvenile justice; and correctional agencies. In addition, Central Carolina Criminal Justice Technology courses may be used for recertification credit with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Courses in this program are offered during the day, evening, and through distance learning. Once admitted, students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each major course.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Law, Public Service, and Corrections & Security.

Specific/Special Admission Information

Students should be aware that many positions in the Criminal Justice field require no previous criminal convictions (i.e., DUI, bad check convictions, open container convictions, excessive traffic convictions, etc.). A favorable credit history may also be required as a requirement for employment.

Program Contact:

Patina Calhoun

Academic Program Manager, Criminal Justice Technology

(803) 774-3379, ext. 379

M127B

The Human Services Certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge necessary to support the needs of older adults. As the population of older adults continues to grow, there will be a need for qualified individuals in the field of gerontology. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults by understanding their special needs and requirements.

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B

The Human Services Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to become service providers in a variety of human services areas, particularly in the health, wellness, and recovery fields. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of clients in a variety of settings and expose students to intervention techniques for working with individuals and groups. Students will complete a semester of field placement at a human service agency in the area.

Prior to HUS 250 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services targets those individuals who have a strong desire to help others within their community. The Human Services professional is an important link to helping others fulfill their potential. The Associate Degree provides students with the necessary core knowledge to maximize their success in providing a positive impact for clients. The program requires all graduates to complete two semesters of field placement where students will experience on-the-job training in a community facility. Course work includes topics that will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in federal, state, and local service organizations.

The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services prepares graduates to work in environments that provide assistance to various populations, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, people with chemical dependencies, and many others. The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Services is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

Prior to HUS 250 and HUS 251 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

Enrollment Data

HUS Enrollment Fall 2011-2018

Student Achievement Indicators

Supervised Field Placement -Achievement Indicators 2015-17 (PDF)
Human Services AAS Outcomes Assessment (PDF)

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Mission – To prepare graduates for employment in numerous helping professions and/or transfer to baccalaureate programs in human services or related fields. Graduates have the skills, knowledge and ethics of the human service discipline in order to provide services in a wide variety of agency programs and community settings.

2018-19 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify components of the interview/assessment process and applications.
  2. Develop awareness of their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles and limitations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of issues related to the ethical standards of the human services profession and the ability to follow ethical guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of theories and skills in order assist various human systems: families, small groups, organizations and social systems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to be productive and effective in a human services delivery system and an understanding of their role, abilities and limitations as an entry-level human services worker.
  6. Basic understanding of crisis intervention skills and applications.
  7. Demonstrate the knowledge of the history of the human services profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of service needs; planning appropriate strategies, services, and implementation; and evaluation of outcomes.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes (PDF)

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B