CCTC offers a wide range of courses and programs in an online format for increased flexibility in scheduling and attendance. Online courses are as rigorous as their face-to-face counterparts, and some students may find them more challenging due to the additional requirements for time management on the student’s part. Students who take courses online must have access to a personal computer, regular high-speed internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The following programs may only be obtained online (100% online):

The Environmental, Health, and Safety Certificate program will prepare graduates to evaluate and remediate workplace and environmental hazards in order to promote public health. Graduates of the Certificate will be prepared to enter the workforce as a technician or continue their education and obtain an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Environmental Engineering Technology. The program prepares students for a career in industrial hygiene, industrial safety and health, toxicology, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, and occupational health.

The Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to recognize regulatory issues and maintain a safe workplace. The program content is applicable to industrial and construction personnel as well as individuals responsible for safety at public works departments, city and county governments, emergency response teams, and civil defense workers. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into the program.

This program is an online program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare Health Information Professionals by focusing on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in inpatient facility settings. The program includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, inpatient procedural coding (ICD-10-PCS) and diagnostic coding (ICD-10-CM) as well as medical regulations. Upon successful completion of the Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program, the student is eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In order to complete the AMCO program students who have successfully completed the MRCO program need only take HIM 225 and HIM 250. The AMCO program is presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

Inpatient Medical Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

Medical Coding program

The Medical Record Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare health information professionals who focus on medical record management with an emphasis on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in healthcare facilities. The program includes medical terminology, human disease process, pharmacology, medical billing, procedural and diagnostic coding and medical records regulations. Upon successful completion of the Medical Record Coding Certificate program, the student may be eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Medical Record Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

The Wastewater Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students in studying for a license in physical/chemical or biological wastewater treatment, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Water Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students who are pursuing a license in water treatment or distribution, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The following programs may be obtained completely online though the selection of appropriate classes:

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

Dean, Professional Studies

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Associate in Arts Degree can be completed in the evening by following the CCTC Evening College layout at https://www.cctech.edu/eveningcollege/. It can also be completed ONLINE

through selection of appropriate classes.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree program is designed for students who wish to enter fields related to the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Related areas of emphasis include elementary education, secondary education, business education, physical education, recreation, English, foreign languages, business administration, public administration,
geography, history, international studies, law, political science, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, journalism, speech, and/or theater.

Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of students to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer. It is strongly recommended that students consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at Central Carolina Technical College meet the senior institution’s requirements for the desired four-year degree. Informed academic advisors are available to assist students.

The length of time required to complete a University Transfer Program is dependent upon the number of courses in which the student enrolls each semester. See Statewide Articulation Agreement: Technical College Courses Transferable to Public Senior Institutions in the General Information section of this catalog. For more information, go to www.sctrac.org.


Program Contact:

Natalie Mahaffey

Dean, Arts & Sciences

(803) 778-6643, ext. 243

M551

The Associate in Science Degree can be completed in the evening by following the CCTC Evening College layout at https://www.cctech.edu/eveningcollege/. It can also be completed ONLINE

through selection of appropriate classes.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree program emphasizes mathematics and natural and physical sciences and is designed for students who wish to enter fields related to mathematics or sciences. Areas of emphasis include secondary education, and/or professional areas of health, medicine, engineering, business, and computer science.

Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the students to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which they expect to transfer. It is strongly recommended students consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at Central Carolina Technical College meet the senior institution’s requirements for the desired four-year degree. Informed academic advisors are available to assist students.

The length of time required to complete a University Transfer Program is dependent upon the number of courses in which the student enrolls each semester. See Statewide Articulation Agreement: Technical College Courses Transferrable to Public Senior Institutions in the General Information section of this catalog and visit the following website: www.sctrac.org.

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


Program Contact:

Orlando Robinson

Department Chair, Science

(803) 778-7870, ext. 470

M616

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

Students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program explore the relationships between the human race and the dynamic environment in which they live. They examine the effects of pollution using applied math and science skills. Students also determine strategies to minimize or prevent waste in order to reduce the impact on the environment. They discuss innovative solutions to environmental issues and determine ways to improve processes and protect people from hazardous and toxic chemicals. Most importantly, students acquire skills and knowledge they can adapt to a variety of environmental, health, and safety career opportunities. Career opportunities include health and safety manager in industry, treatment facility operator in municipalities, engineering technician, laboratory technician in environmental monitoring laboratories, and environmental quality technician for state and federal regulatory agencies.

This is an online program. Select General Education courses may also be offered in a traditional format on campus.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the management and protection of natural resources. Success in this field requires the technician to have a broad background in the biological and agricultural sciences as well as manual skills. This is achieved through a balance between classroom time, distance learning, and outdoor learning activities. Successful graduates will know the proper use, development, conservation, and management of wildlife, wetlands, and woodlands and the ecosystems that support them.

Students can take the entire program online, but those looking for hands-on experiential learning can take the Technicians Skills courses. This series of classes require hands-on labs held at select locations throughout the semester. The student discuss these options with their academic advisor at the beginning of the program of study.

Career opportunities exist with landowners; local, state, and federal agencies; and private industry engaged in the development and wise stewardship of natural resources. Students in this program. have flexible education options for transfer to four-year degree programs and entry directly into the field as technicians.

This program is an online program.

*Students interested in the online program format may substitute the NRM Technician Skills I, II, III courses with an online Departmental Elective.

**PHI 110 Ethics recommended as the Humanities/Fine Arts elective.

***Students who are interested in law enforcement careers in the NRM field are encouraged to take CRJ 101 as their Social/Behavioral Science Elective.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.


Program Contact:

Jaymi Godfrey

Instructor, Natural Resources Management

(803) 778-7873, ext. 473

A120

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

Dean, Professional Studies

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E

The Pre-Nursing Preparatory Certificate program provides a structured curriculum for students wishing to apply for admission to the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program. Completion of the certificate prepares the student for application but does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Taylor DuBose

Department Chair, Nursing

(803) 778-7806, ext. 406

H177

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

Dean, Professional Studies

(803) 778-6663, ext. 263

M133E