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orangeburg-calhoun technical college D VISION focus business+education +public service Ctech O engage. empower. transform. focus business+education+public service orangeburg-calhoun technical college OCtech offers you a diverse set of programs to choose from depending on your interests. Graduates of these programs have rewarding and successful careers in businesses, accounting firms, big name corporations, schools, child development centers, law offices and police stations, just to name a few. Apply to OCtech today and in only a few semesters, you’ll be on your way to the career you’ve always wanted. “ I suggest anyone attend OCtech before entering a four year college. The experience will help boost your confidence and GPA while saving you money. - Dallas Gleaton, 2013 OCtech Honor Graduate ” where are our graduates now? l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l Calhoun Convalescent Center Allstate Insurance C.F. Evans Century 21 The Moore Group Dean Law Firm, LLC Johnson & Williams, Attorneys at Law Koyo Lowe’s Orangeburg County Clerk of Court Orangeburg County Public Defender’s Office Sun Printing The Chandler Law Firm The Jeffries Law Firm, LLC Wal-Mart Williams & Williams, Attorneys at Law Zeus career outlook great job=great salary $35,100 $32,400 $39,000 PAYROLL CLERK Compile and record employee payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks ($21,300-$54,000) BOOKEEPER Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain financial data for accounting records. ($19,600-$48,100) PARALEGAL & LEGAL ASSISTANT ($25,800-$60,800) Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a lega proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. $29,100 SECRETARY & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. ($20,200-$43,100) $27,100 $37,100 TAX PREPARER Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses. ($17,800-$46,000) POLICE & SHERIFF'S PATROL OFFICER Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. ($26,600-$54,400) $29,500 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions. ($24,500-$44,900) $21,700 $19,400 SECURITY GUARD Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. ($16,400-$45,000) TEACHER ASSISTANT Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. ($16,200-$30,100) $20,700 PRESCHOOL TEACHER Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. ($16,300-$47,800) *Average annual salaries for South Carolina. Earnings will vary depending upon position, employer, level of responsibility, experience and demonstrated ability. Source: www.careeronestop.org business Accounting The Accounting program will equip you for a job in the always in demand field of accounting services. Career opportunities for you may include payroll clerk, bookkeeper, tax preparer and paraprofessional accountant. Opportunities for internships, job shadowing and additional certifications are available. There is a transfer agreement option for this program with Claflin University. The following programs are available: • Associate Degree in Applied Science – Major in Accounting • Basic Accounting Certificate General Business The program will prepare you in the functional areas of business by incorporating techniques in planning, organizing, leading and controlling techniques. You will have the knowledge and skills needed to get a job and succeed in the fast-paced business world after graduation. There are transfer agreement options for this program with Claflin University, The Citadel and Columbia College. The following programs are available: • Associate Degree in Applied Science – Major in General Business • Entrepreneurship Certificate • Entrepreneurship Business Plan Certificate Administrative Office Technology The new role of administrative assistant is more than filing and answering the telephone. Administrative assistants are also in charge of maintaining the office's efficiency by organizing meetings, tracking paper and electronic files, preparing research reports and overseeing budgets. Employers are seeking out assistants with high potential and critical thinking abilities. The following program is available: • Associate Degree in Applied Science – Major in Administrative Office Technology Administrative Support You will be prepared for entry-level administrative positions in an office environment. You will acquire skills in keyboarding, computer applications, accounting, office systems, written and oral communications and teamwork. The following program is available: • Diploma in Applied Science – Major in Administrative Support education Early Childhood Education You will be confident knowing your ability to create relevant curriculum and apply appropriate teaching principles that meet the needs of young children. With this program, you can find a job as a teacher in an early childhood development center, a teacher’s aide in a public school, or even start your own child development center. There are transfer agreement options for this program with the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University and Claflin University. The following programs are available: • Associate in Applied Science - Major in Early Care and Education - Arts and Science Concentration - Business Concentration - Occupational Concentration • Diploma in Applied Science - Major in Early Childhood Development • Certificate in Early Childhood Development public service Paralegal/Legal Assistant The Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program equips you with the strong communication and organizational skills needed in this profession. Paralegals, also called legal assistants, perform important tasks such as research to help identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials. After graduation, you may be employed by a lawyer, law office or governmental agency, for example. The following program is available: • Associate in Applied Science Major in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Criminal Justice The Criminal Justice Program will prepare you to serve and protect the public. If you are interested in serving your community, there are many fields open to graduates such as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, youth services officers, probation and parole officers and many more at the local, state and federal government level as well as in private industry. There is a transfer agreement option for this program with The Citadel. The following programs are available: • Associate in Applied Science Major in Criminal Justice • Security Certificate • Forensics Certificate Rday 3 evening 8online business+education +public service programs business ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE R38 Accounting R38 Administrative Office Technology R38 General Business DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE R38 Administrative Support CERTIFICATES R38 Basic Accounting R38 Entrepreneurship R38 Entrepreneurship Business Plan ASSOCIATE IN ARTS TRANSFER R38 Business Administration (Citadel) education ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE R38 Early Care and Education DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE R38 Early Childhood Development CERTIFICATES R38 Early Childhood Development ASSOCIATE IN ARTS TRANSFER (USC, SCSU and Claflin University) R38 R38 R38 Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Middle Level Education public service ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE R38 Criminal Justice R38 Paralegal/Legal Assistant CERTIFICATES R38 Forensics R38 Security ASSOCIATE IN ARTS TRANSFER R38 Criminal Justice (Citadel) The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of certain information for certificates and diplomas that lead to gainful employment. To learn more, go to www.octech.edu / academics / gainful employment programs Applying to College Has Never Been Easier or More Affordable. Just follow these and youâ€™ll be on your way to a future you can count on... 5 Steps 1. apply for admission by mail, online or in person 2. submit official test scores 3. apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov 4. schedule advisement call 803.535.1224 to make your appointment 5. register and plan your class schedule University Transfer If you desire to continue studies at a four-year university, the programs available at OCtech will help make your first two years of college more affordable. With our University Transfer Program, we have created specialized transfer pathways to 4 year universities for you. 86 courses offered will transfer to any South Carolina public college or university and to most private colleges. Wenni Chang, 2012 Paralegal Graduate Johnson & Williams, Attorneys at Law email firstname.lastname@example.org call 803.535.1234 or 1.800.813.6519 like us office of admissions located in Building S monday â€“ thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm follow us friday 8:00am to 1:30pm watch us Ctech O Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 3250 St. Matthews Road Orangeburg, SC 29118 www.octech.edu scan us Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College does not discriminate in admissions or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of OrangeburgCalhoun Technical College.