SUMTER, SC — Central Carolina Technical College continues to bring employees and students back to campus using a three-stage phased approach for safety purposes.

Phase one began in late May when a limited number of faculty and staff returned to CCTC campuses to implement new procedures and make changes necessary for limiting the risk of COVID-19 spreading in offices, classrooms and common areas. Phase two began Monday, June 8 with staff and limited faculty returning to campus.

Beginning Monday, June 15, all employees and students will be required to wear face coverings in all college facilities, except private offices. If all goes well during phase two, the college expects to move to phase three Monday, July 6.  At that time, the public and students will be allowed on campus for student services, and some face-to-face classes may resume if the situation allows.  CCTC reserves the right to change dates or extend phases based on any issues that may arise.

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.

Fall 2020 registration is open now with classes scheduled to begin August 24. Potential students, current students, parents or guests can choose multiple options for talking with Admissions counselors by visiting the cctech.edu website. Chat sessions and phone calls are monitored by CCTC staff.

Employees will continue to practice social distancing and limit the number of students in each area according to current guidelines. CCTC operating hours will continue to be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.