12/7/2020 — Sumter, SC — 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:
- Associate Degree in Accounting
- Accounting Specialist Certificate
Administrative Office Technology
- Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certificate
- Cybersecurity Certificate
- 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.
Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: cctech.edu