July 20, 2021

May 18, 2021

CCTC has updated mask requirements to remain in line with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May 2021. The college will no longer require masks or social distancing for anyone who has been fully vaccinated, including employees, students or visitors. This change will take effect on Monday, May 24, 2021. If preferred, visitors, students and employees have the option to wear a mask if they choose, unrelated to vaccination status. As always, we will continue to monitor CDC, SCDHEC and other relevant guidance and make any adjustments necessary as we go forward.


April 6, 2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 3/31/21 Fund Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 3/31/21 Budget and Expenditure Report


January 7, 2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 12/31/20 Fund Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 12/31/20 Budget & Expenditure Report


January 6, 2021

Spring Term Start – 2021

Central Carolina Technical College will begin spring term classes in a virtual format for the first two weeks (Jan. 11-Jan 22). This will allow students to begin coursework, establish a communication link with their instructors, receive information about on-campus class return, and become familiar with important safety information.

Some programs – primarily in industrial areas, nursing and the health sciences – will begin on-campus instruction on Jan. 11, or as determined by your instructors.

Instructors will be sending emails and posting information about class meetings in D2L (Desire2Learn). Students should regularly check email and their individual classes for information. Please do not hesitate to directly contact your instructor via email or phone with questions. Your instructor is the best link to success in your course!

CCTC and other colleges are taking these initial steps as we make the transition back to campus for more in-person instruction. We are aware that each student has their own comfort level with making the return to campus, and we want everyone to make their own best decision.

We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and adjust if necessary, but we are planning for our hybrid classes to begin some in-person classroom time starting Jan. 25 for students who favor that option.

The college will have selected computer labs open and available, including the library and its services. Classrooms have been configured to allow social distancing, often-touched surfaces are cleaned frequently during the day and masks are required by everyone on our campuses.

We appreciate your patience as we have been navigating the unusual situation of these past several months and are determined to move forward to provide the educational opportunities for all our students.


December 15, 2020

Central Carolina Technical College officials are pleased to announce that  Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds will once again assist students in financial need.

CCTC originally awarded approximately $1.4 million in federal funds through the CARES Act to help students whose lives were disrupted by COVID-19. Many of the students   continue to face financial challenges and struggle to make ends meet.

After the initial round of grants to students, other funds were earmarked for COVID-19 related needs at the college like personal protection equipment and enhanced technology for increased online learning. The college has now released the remaining balance of funds to students who recently completed an application and met the criteria.

This emergency financial aid grant is designed to help cover expenses, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.

CCTC students who applied and were eligible for the second round of CARES Act funds will receive the money through the college’s Bank Mobile payment and refund system. Students are encouraged to check their college email for more information.


December 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the way we live, work and play, Central Carolina Technical College has developed four options for class styles for the spring 2021 semester to meet the needs of students.

Students can choose between online, Zoom, in-person or hybrid class formats.

Online and Zoom classes both require an internet connection, but instruction methods will vary. Online classes will not meet at a scheduled time, with students being responsible for completing course assignments on their own schedule. Zoom classes, however, will meet at a scheduled time where the faculty and students can interact with each other live on the Zoom platform.

In-person classes are presented in the traditional academic setting, where students report to a classroom or lab on a CCTC campus at a set time. These classes will adhere to social distancing and other CDC guidelines that have been put in place at CCTC’s campuses.

Hybrid classes are also available, which include a mixture of traditional and online versions of learning. In hybrid classes, students will be able to choose between attending the class in-person or on Zoom.

The current formats allow for modifications as we make adjustments to protect the safety and well-being of our students and employees. The college is committed to bringing back more in-person classes once the virus is no longer a threat. After classes begin, CCTC will regularly evaluate conditions if changes are necessary.

Select programs that are offering classes completely online during the spring semester include:

Accounting 

  • Associate Degree in Accounting
  • Accounting Specialist Certificate

Administrative Office Technology

  • Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certificate

Computer Science 

  • Cybersecurity Certificate

Management

  • Associate Degree in Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Certificate
  • Human Resources Specialist Certificate
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Office Management Certificate
  • Supervision and Leadership Foundations Certificate

Environmental Engineering Technology 

  • Associate Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Associate Degree in Natural Resources Management
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Certificate

Water & Wastewater Operator 

  • Water Operator Certificate
  • Wastewater Operator Certificate

Medical Record Coding

  • Medical Record Coding Certificate
  • Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate

Regardless of the class delivery method, CCTC strongly recommends that students obtain a reliable laptop and internet connection that they can use throughout their time at Central Carolina. All CCTC campuses are equipped with free internet access and the CCTC bookstore has laptops with webcams available for purchase. The library also has desktop computers available for use.

Availability of class options are subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions. In-person classes will strictly adhere to social distancing, which will limit classroom capacities. For the most updated class availability, students are encouraged to log onto their myCCTC account and search for available classes.

Central Carolina Scholars Program

Central Carolina Technical College is adjusting the requirements for the Scholars program. Central Carolina Scholars is designed to draw students immediately out of high school onto the path of higher education, certification, apprenticeship or trade. Previously, Scholars-eligible high school students were required to enroll at CCTC immediately following their graduation to be eligible for the program.

However, many Scholars-eligible high school graduates in 2020 may have chosen not to immediately enroll at CCTC for COVID-19 reasons. Those students will now be allowed to enroll as a Scholar in the 2021 spring semester and continue to be eligible for the program.

QLess Virtual Waiting Line

Central Carolina will continue to use the QLess virtual waiting line for on campus appointments. Those looking to book an appointment must download the QLess app on their smart phone or text “main titan,” “fed titan,” or “kcc titan” for appointments on CCTC’s Main Campus, F.E. Dubose Campus or Kershaw Campus, respectively. QLess allows visitors to schedule their own appointment at a convenient time. The campus will remain open to the public in the spring.

Free and Painless COVID-19 Testing

Central Carolina, in a partnership with TourHealth, is providing a free and painless drive through COVID-19 testing site on the Main Campus in the parking lot behind the 200 building. Testing is available to the general public every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made at tourhealth.com. In the event of inclement weather, the testing site may not be available.

Main Campus Construction Update

Renovations on the CCTC Main Campus will continue through 2021. The 400 building which houses industrial programs like welding, automotive and HVAC has received a much needed facelift on the exterior of the building. Renovations are also taking place in the 500 building. These changes include moving student services like TRIO Support Services, Student Life and Career Services all under one roof. Work should be completed on both buildings by the end January 2021. Construction on a much-needed green space area will begin in spring 2021.

“We recently completed a study that determined the greatest needs for physical improvements on the campus,” Interim President Terry Booth said. “Our hope is that we not only serve students better, we offer a more collegiate feel with a green space for events and time spent between classes.”

Spring classes are scheduled to begin January 11, 2021. College staff will be available through December 22, 2020 then will close for the holidays through January 3, 2021. Central Carolina administrators continue to do everything possible to understand and meet the needs of students as we all navigate these difficult times.

course options

October 20, 2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 9/30/20 Budget & Expenditure Report


October 12, 2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Quarterly 9/30/2020 Fund Report


August 21, 2020

Click here to log in to myCCTC and take the COVID-19 Student Re-entry Training (located under the Student tab > Important Information).


August 17, 2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Third 45-day Fund Report


July 5, 2020 
CCTC offers free mobile hot spots to qualifying students
SUMTER, SC (08/04/2020) Central Carolina Technical College announced that qualifying students across Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will have access to free mobile hot spots and monthly internet service through South Carolina’s Online Learning Initiative.

The Online Learning Initiative is a partnership with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, the State Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. The initiative is backed by federal funds distributed to SC in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES).

Under the program, one mobile hot spot and internet service will be made available per qualifying student household. The monthly service will be paid through December of this year. Eligible households include those with an annual income of 250% or less of federal poverty guidelines, an individual attending CCTC in the fall and no existing internet service.

CCTC students interested in this program should visit www.cctech.edu/hotspots to fill out a Mobile Hot Spot Request form. A representative from the college’s User Support Services will contact each qualifying student with further instructions. For more information or questions regarding free mobile hot spots and monthly internet service call CCTC’s User Support Services at 803-778-6607.


July 16, 2020
Central Carolina Technical College announces multiple delivery methods for Fall Semester instruction

CCTC’s fall 2020 semester will begin, as originally scheduled, on August 24. Academic calendar dates throughout the semester, including exams, breaks and holidays, will not change.

In planning for the fall 2020 semester, CCTC has two priorities: safety and student success. We must protect the health of the campus community while giving students educational opportunities that lead to good jobs, economic mobility and personal fulfillment. Student success is, as always, our focus. A safe and healthy campus community is always a top priority as well, and the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to take extra measures to ensure that everyone remains healthy.

With the virus still very prevalent in our community, we must focus on our two priorities with equal purpose and commitment. Students who get sick cannot continue coursework or progress toward completion. Faculty who get sick cannot teach; staff who get sick cannot provide important support services our students need.

Central Carolina Technical College will offer a multitude of choices to students for preferred course format this fall. Courses will be taught online, synchronous online through Zoom and hybrid. Traditional lecture courses held in a face-to-face environment will begin as synchronous online courses until conditions allow a return to campus.

Online instruction is provided via the internet and no face-to-face instruction is required. Online courses can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student and without traveling to campus. Synchronous online is instruction delivered online but at a scheduled time through Zoom. Students don’t travel to campus but have interaction with the instructor since the class is happening live. Hybrid instruction is a blend of on campus and online instruction. A portion of these courses is accomplished on campus, in a face-to-face traditional classroom while maintaining social distancing. The remaining lecture portion is completed in the online environment at a time convenient for the student. Hybrid instruction will be used when a hands-on component such as labs and clinicals are course requirements.

Following CDC guidelines, the college has implemented many measures to prevent the spread of germs: floor markings are in place to help keep social distancing, clear safety guards have been added to service counters, mandatory face coverings on all campuses and frequent cleaning of high traffic areas.

For all CCTC students, the college strongly recommends obtaining a reliable laptop computer to be used throughout their college career and especially during this challenging time. All CCTC campuses provide free internet access for CCTC students. The CCTC bookstore has new laptops with webcams available for purchase.

CCTC is doing everything possible to ensure that students receive a high-quality education this fall and that students have a variety of choices to ensure their needs are met. CCTC continues to closely monitor public health recommendations as fall approaches. After the first day of classes on August 24, CCTC will evaluate conditions every three weeks to determine next steps.


July 14, 2020
Return to Campus Expectations and Guidelines_Flyer


July 10, 2020

Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020, Student Services will resume normal operating hours. The hours for Student Services at each campus are: 

Main Campus Student Services and Testing Center
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 

Kershaw Campus Student Services
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 

F.E. Dubose Admissions Office
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm., Monday through Thursday; Closed Friday 

Lee County Site
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Closed Friday 

Shaw AFB, Base Education Office
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday Students and visitors may walk-in for services or make appointments via QLess. They may also seek services by emailing or calling appropriate campuses or offices.


July 1, 2020
CCTC to offer appointments for face-to-face Enrollment Services

Beginning Monday, July 6, visitors and students will be allowed on Central Carolina Technical College’s campus for essential services, practicing social distancing guidelines, following a mandatory face covering protocol and using a virtual waiting system called QLess.

QLess QR code

In late May CCTC began safely bringing staff and faculty back on campus; opening the campus up to the public is the final phase in the college’s three phase approach. Preparations to ensure the safety of all on campus include new safety and directional signs, reconfiguration of desks, protective barriers in high-risk areas, personal protective equipment for employees and required safety training for CCTC employees and students.
Starting July 6, all student services will be available face-to-face on all campuses, including but not limited to testing, admissions, financial aid, dual enrollment, Central Carolina Scholars, TRIO, bookstore and registration assistance through the use of QLess. QLess is an online appointment platform that allows a user to make an appointment, be placed in a queue and receive notifications rather than physically waiting in line.

There are three ways to access QLess for the Main Campus: download the QLess app from the app store on a phone or mobile device, text “main titan” to 803-770-4761 or scan the provided QR code. QLess will be available for the Kershaw County Campus, the Lee County Site and the F.E. DuBose campus starting July 16. Until the system is available for the outreach locations, staff will coordinate appointments through the administrative staff at each location. For more information on QLess please contact Elizabeth White at 803-774-3376. Potential and current students can still choose to meet virtually through Zoom meetings, online chat sessions via cctech.edu or the phone. Employees will continue to practice social distancing and limit the number of students in each area according to current guidelines. Operating hours for the Main Campus and the Kershaw County Campus will continue to be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice. Hours for the Lee County Site and F.E. DuBose Campus can be found on the college’s website. Fall 2020 registration is open now with classes scheduled to begin August 24. The delivery format of fall classes will be determined soon and announced to the public.


June 25, 2020
Student Information for Returning to Campus

  • Social distancing of 6 feet apart will be expected at all times while on campus.
  • Do not congregate in common areas such as hallways, Student Center, library, parking lots, etc.
  • Students, faculty, employees and visitors are expected to wear appropriate face masks at all times while on campus until further notice. Central Carolina Technical College will provide appropriate face masks to employees and students who do not have one.
  • Student violations of the CCTC COVID-19 guidelines will be addressed through the Code of Conduct.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after coming into contact with anyone and after each class/lab is over.
  • Students should stay home:
    • If you have experienced any new or worsening flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
    • If you have traveled in the last 14 days or have had family members travel in an airplane or to high-risk area for transmission of COVID-19.
    • Have been in close contact with someone under evaluation for COVID-19 or with someone who has a confirmed infection of COVID-19.
  • Students who have tested positive or who have been exposed to individuals who have tested positive should self-disclose to their instructor to ensure the safety of their fellow students and CCTC employees to the greatest extent possible.
  • Points of Contact:
    • General Questions about Admissions and Financial Aid
      • Use the chat feature on the College website
      • Questions about Admissions: admissions@cctech.edu
      • Questions about Financial Aid: finaid@cctech.edu
    • Instructor/Dean
      • Concerns about face-to-face classes or labs
    • Security
      • Issues with individuals not practicing social distancing or other college guidelines
      • Areas that need to be sanitized
    • Scheduling Virtual Meetings with CCTC Staff

These safety measures are consistent with local and federal health guidelines. Maintaining a safe environment is a shared responsibility. Your adherence to this process will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation.


June 23, 2020
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Second 75-day Fund Report


June 12, 2020
After reviewing updated guidance from the State Department of Administration and the Governor’s Office, CCTC is revising the college’s reopening plan as follows:

  • Employees currently working on campus for phase two will continue to do so.
  • All employees and students will be required to wear face coverings in all college facilities, except when in your private office, beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020.
  • No visitors or students will be allowed on campus until we enter phase three, which is tentatively scheduled for July 6, 2020.  Students in required lab classes will still be allowed on campus as authorized by Academic Affairs.
  • Employees must maintain social distancing and not congregate in offices or common areas.

June 4, 2020
CCTC brings employees back to campus in phased approach


May 19, 2020
Financial Aid appeals deadline has been extended to Friday, May 22.


May 18, 2020
The 10-week (May 26 start) and the 8-week (June 1 start) terms will begin online. We are still hoping for a possible return to campus as early as June 8, 2020. Once classes start online, instructors will inform students of the date for a transition to classes on campus. Please note, the date for on campus instruction is subject to change.


May 13, 2020
Curbside Pick-up will be available from the Central Carolina Technical College bookstore beginning May 14, 2020 in both Sumter and Kershaw County locations.
In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the bookstore is now offering curbside pick-up for textbook sales, supplies and merchandise. Students should go to the bookstore web site at http://bookstore.cctech.edu/selecttermdeptand place their order using Pick-Up at Store as the delivery option. You will then be able to choose CCTC Main Campus or Camden Store as the pick-up location. You may use your financial aid balance, credit or debit cards as payment. Once you place your order you will receive a confirmation email thanking you for your purchase and letting you know the process for you to come to the campus and pick-up your books. When they are ready you will be sent another email letting you know your books are available for pickup and providing the directions you will need. Park in the specially marked parking spaces given in your email and call the phone number given there. We will bring the items to your car. When we come to your car you will need to show us your CCTC student ID. We will then place your books on the hood of your car.
Pick-up will be available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note: you must have your student ID in order to pick up your order. NO EXCEPTIONS!


May 8, 2020
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Initial 30-day Fund Report


Updated Summer Academic Calendar
Summer start dates: 5-week: May 18, full summer term: May 26 and 8-week: June 1. Courses are offered: online, hybrid and on-campus courses when allowed.


May 1, 2020
In accordance with Governor Henry McMaster’s extension of the state’s emergency declaration, all campuses of Central Carolina Technical College will remain closed until at least May 12. CCTC leadership is in consultation with state leaders as the college works on plans for when it is safe to reopen.
Students, are reminded to please check CCTC email at least once per day. This is where CCTC administration and instructors are providing real-time updates on things like financial aid, final exams and enrollment.
Similarly, faculty and staff should be checking their official CCTC email accounts each day. This is CCTC’s primary way to communicate about college operations, human resources and other updates.


April 30, 2020
CCTC adapts to changes brought on by COVID-19


Payment Options
During the college’s temporary closure, Central Carolina Technical College students are able to make payments the following ways:

  • Pay online through myCCTC by choosing the Financial Services tab and clicking on Online Payments under the My Account section (online payment fees have temporarily been suspended),
  • Pay by phone by calling (803) 778-1961 and choosing Option 0 to speak with a cashier to pay by credit card/debit card,
  • Drop payments in the library drop box at the back of Building 500. The payment must be in an envelope with your full name and college ID number, or
  • Mail payments to: Central Carolina Technical College Attn: Business Office, 506 N Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

April 29, 2020
The CCTC Bookstore is currently accepting financial aid and credit cards for purchases made through http://bookstore.cctech.edu/home.  Nursing students should contact Mark Neil at neiljm@cctech.edu to arrange pickup of books since the NUR bundles and kits cannot be shipped.
Upcoming book buyback dates are May 26 and 27 in the Student Center on Main Campus in Sumter.
Students can also sell books online at https://onlinebuyback.mbsbooks.com/index.php?jde=7755.


April 27, 2020
CCTC Distributes CARES Act Payments to Students


April 23, 2020
The withdrawal deadline for spring classes has been extended to Thursday, April 30th. Students should contact their instructor to initiate the withdrawal process.


April 13, 2020

VIRTUAL REMOTE & ONLINE TESTING Now AVAILABLE

Accuplacer placement exam through Zoom
Students needing to test, should contact an Admissions counselor and be advised of which section(s) of the Accuplacer they will need. Students can register here: https://www.cctech.edu/resources/testing-center/testing-center-registration/.
Biology Placement Test Online
The Biology Placement Test, which may be taken for placement into Biology 210, is now available online through Respondus Monitor.  All course prerequisites must be met in addition to a passing score on the placement test. A study guide is available at the following link: Biology Placement Study Guide. Your computer must have a webcam and cannot be a Chromebook, as it is not compatible with Respondus Monitor.
Computer Technology Placement Test Online
Test is now available online through Respondus Monitor. This test assesses a student’s knowledge of everyday computer software and general familiarity of computer hardware. There are 30 questions on the test and results are received immediately. Your computer must have a webcam and cannot be a Chromebook, as it is not compatible with Respondus Monitor.
Contact the Testing Coordinator at shimglynnls@cctech.edu to set up your appointment and receive instructions to take your exam.


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 and Fall registration are now open. 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?
Spring Commencement has been rescheduled for Friday, September 25, 2020. More details to follow.
What is the deadline for the Fall Semester Nursing Program?
Deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020.


March 19, 2020: Resources Available during the College Shutdown
Enrollment Services
Admissions assistance will be available remotely; please email admissions@cctech.edu 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 cctech.edu.
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
LibGuides http://cctech.libguides.com
eBook Central (ProQuest) online collection http://cctech.libguides.com/ebrary
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 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and SC DHEC (www.scdhec.gov/covid19) 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.