“Military Friendly® School” for fifth consecutive year

Central Carolina Technical College named a “2016 Military Friendly® School” for fifth consecutive year

Sumter, S.C. – Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School for the fifth consecutive year. The Military Friendly® School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

“Central Carolina Technical College has a long, proud history of providing high quality, affordable education to military members and their families. We are honored to be awarded this recognition because our military-affiliated students are important to us,” said Lisa M. Bracken, CCTC’s Vice President of Student Affairs.

CCTC serves approximately 450 veterans and 350 active duty and dependents. To allow for greater academic flexibility for unpredictable military schedules, classes are offered in a variety of formats. Other CCTC resources include:

  • A Military Programs Coordinator at the Shaw AFB Education Center Site
  • A Veterans’ Affairs Representative on the Main Campus
  • A Veterans Resource Center, which offers a variety of academic and career services in an environment where active duty, dependents and veteran students can socialize with fellow military students
  • An active chapter of the Student Veterans of America on campus.

CCTC has ample financial aid resources available to military students as well. Active Duty military and their family members are afforded in-state tuition status, which makes them eligible for a variety of grants and scholarships, and through CCTC’s memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defense, the College participates in the Tuition Assistance Program for active duty members and the MyCAA program for military spouses.

The 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list highlights about 1,400 institutions nationwide. The list, now in its seventh year, is the only resource based upon a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding on criteria created by Victory Media – originator of the Military Friendly® group of education and career resources for veterans and their families – with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board, and graded by an automated research suite.

“Those earning the 2016 Military Friendly® designation demonstrate a strong connection between classroom learning and career development.” says Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “They’re moving the needle beyond ‘why recruit military’ to translating military competencies into training and positive employment after graduation.”

For more information about Central Carolina Technical College’s resources for military-affiliated students, call the Military Programs Coordinator at (803) 666-2422 or the Veterans’ Affairs Representative at (803) 778-7845.