Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness & Prevention

General Questions during the College Shutdown

As the situation is continuously changing, some answers may change and will be updated as needed.

Will the semester end on time?

We expect the majority of classes to end on time. Some classes may need to be extended.

What about labs and lab classes?

These may need to be extended.

Will I have access to my advisor during this time period?

Yes. Students should email their advisors as needed. Advisors are checking email regularly.

How do I take tests such as the TEAS and other certification or industry-specific tests while the Testing Center is closed?

We do not have a plan for testing at this time, as students are not allowed on campus.

When will registration for Summer and Fall 2020 begin?

Summer registration is open. Fall registration will open April 6. Registration instructions are available in myCCTC for current students. Prospective students can view a registration tutorial video here.

Will all courses be online for Summer and Fall 2020?

Additional scheduling decisions will be made as more information is shared by the Governor.

Will financial aid refunds be processed as scheduled?

Yes. Loan refund processing is also on schedule.

Will Spring Commencement be held?

At this time, we have decided to postpone graduation, as all other colleges and universities in S.C. have done.  We will make a decision at a later time whether to reschedule or cancel this ceremony. If we need to reschedule, we will be looking at options to ensure students get the chance to participate in this important event, and that student accomplishments are appropriately recognized.

What is the deadline for the Fall Semester Nursing Program?

Deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020.

Will we still have Spring Break?

Yes. Spring Break will be remain April 13-17. 

Student Affairs Contacts

Jason Brown Career Services 803-720-9201
Beverly Osborne Scholars (Kershaw & Sumter) 803-720-9862
Leann Tuders Recruitment 803-386-8253
Letuan Montgomery Recruitment 803-757-0202
Angela Conyers Scholars (Clarendon & Lee) 803-717-0440
Matthew Cady Admissions 803-757-0180
Mady Wilber Recruitment & Admissions 803-757-0159
Lara Stephenson Special Populations Leave a voicemail at
(803) 778-6672 or email
Stacy Freeman Scholars 803-720-9136
Financial Aid
Direct immediate questions to UChat on

Voicemails left on CCTC office lines will be mostly answered via email – if already a student, need to check student email.

We will be accepting online applications only at this time at

March 19, 2020: Resources Available during the College Shutdown

Enrollment Services

Admissions assistance will be available remotely; please email and a CCTC staff member will reply to your email within 24-48 hours. For more immediate assistance, staff will be available during normal business hours via UChat on

If you are a current student, please be sure to monitor your MyCCTC email daily for updates.

CCTC Registration Tutorial Video

CCTC Financial Aid Status Video

Internet Access
Two internet providers are offering free internet access to students for 60 days. Please see the information below:

Spectrum: Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll in the program

TruVista: Call 1-800-768-1212 for more information

If you have concerns about having the appropriate equipment for an online class, please let your instructor know.

Online Resources


eBook Central (ProQuest) online collection

Hoopla Access eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies with your CCTC library care. Four free downloads a month!

Events and Activities

Based on recommendations from public health experts, CCTC has canceled all large-scale and non-essential college events until at least April 1.

Spring Commencement
We have not yet made a decision about the status of the event, but we will share details as soon as we can.
Please note that even if the college does not hold a traditional commencement ceremony, those who have earned sufficient credit toward their respective degrees will still graduate.

March 16, 2020: All CCTC campuses closed and events canceled until March 31. Full-time permanent employees report to assigned campus at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1.

March 15, 2020: All CCTC campuses closed to instruction and events March 16-31.

Students: Coursework will resume online no later than March 23. Check email for updates!

Employees: Report to assigned campus at 8:00 am Monday, March 16.

March 13, 2020: Kershaw County Campus will be closed to all classroom instruction from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 to coincide with the governor’s closure order due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Students should check email daily for information on completing coursework during this time. Most classes will continue in an online format. We anticipate classes resuming on Kershaw Campus Monday, March 30th.

March 12, 2020: The health and welfare of the Central Carolina Technical College family is paramount, and we are closely monitoring and assessing the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on programs and other activities that our college communities are engaged in within our service area and beyond.

COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by the newly identified coronavirus with symptoms consisting primarily of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Less common symptoms include sore throat, chills, muscle aches, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

We are committed to staying vigilant in assessing the situation and mitigating any potential threats in coordinating and consulting with state health officials at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Governor’s office.  We will continue to work together to the best of our ability in order to continue to teach and learn in a safe and secure environment.

In response to prior epidemics, Central Carolina Technical College has taken extensive precautionary measures and has developed plans to minimize the spreading of germs/diseases. Our Environmental Safety and Health Team is currently updating our response plan with regards to the current situation.  We continue to encourage each of our community members to take the necessary precautions and exercise good health practices.

Here are some tips to help keep you and your family healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds, using soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue or your sleeve (not your hand).
  • Use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to running water.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Monitor yourself for fever, cough, and shortness of breath (symptoms of Coronavirus). Seek medical attention immediately if you may have been exposed.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid traveling to areas where there is a COVID-19 outbreak.

To learn more about preventive health practices or the status of COVID-19, please refer to the CDC ( and SC DHEC ( websites.  To receive college updates on the impact of COVID-19 outbreak, please regularly monitor your Central Carolina Technical College email, social media, and the college website for any changes in operations.

How is COVOD-19 prevented?