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Start at OCtech

at a Four-Year University

OCtech is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. That’s why we have created specialized transfer pathways to four-year universities. Courses offered from the list of 86 transferrable courses will transfer to any South Carolina public college or university and to most private colleges. Starting a degree program here allows you to save money, have more one-on-one attention, and gain a smoother transition into a four-year college. If you already have an associate’s degree and are ready to start work on a four-year degree, take your general education courses here. You’ll save money and enjoy the convenience of being close to home. Many general education classes can also be taken online.

the only difference is COST

Comparing tuition cost per semester to a typical in-state four-year institution, OCtech can save you thousands of dollars.

(full-time students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours)

$7,000 $6,000 $5,000

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$4,000 $3,000

TUITION SUBJECT TO CHANGE

$5,579

$6,723

Claflin

$5,044

Clemson

$1,945

USC

BASED ON 2014-2015 FIGURES

SC State

$1,000

OCtech

$2,000

$7,515

The OCtech nursing program made my transfer to USC Upstate a seamless transition when I began my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The staff of both institutions were exceptional and very supportive.

Start HERE at OCtech and transfer to any of the following:

Kayla Rutland

ADN from OCtech BSN from USC Upstate

UPSTATE

University of South Carolina • Palmetto College • Teacher Education • Bridge Program USC Aiken • Bridge Program USC Upstate • Bachelor of Science in Nursing South Carolina State University • Teacher Education • Early Childhood Education • Elementary Education • Mid-Level Education • Professional Land Surveying • Electrical Engineering Technology • Mechanical Engineering Technology • Business • Bridge Program Clemson University • Soils & Sustainable Agriculture • Food, Nutrition & Packaging Services • Agricultural Education College of Charleston • Teacher Education The Citadel • Criminal Justice • Business Administration Lander University • Bridge Program Columbia College • Health Communication • Applied Business • Computer & Information Systems • Leadership & Professional Communication • One Year Transfer Program

AIKEN

Claflin University • Early Childhood Education • Elementary Education • Mid-Level Education • Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration • Organizational Management • Politics & Justice Studies Francis Marion University • Bridge Program Newberry College • Bridge Program Presbyterian College • Bridge Program

What are Bridge Programs?

Bridge Programs are agreements OCtech has in place with select four-year institutions that provide a direct and well-defined path for a student to be admitted to the four-year institution after taking coursework at OCtech.

Effective April 30, 2014, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Our Mission

OCtech provides relevant training and education in an environment that inspires success and promotes self-reliance for students, and fosters economic development for the region.

Did you know?

Some Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees can be taken completely online. OCtech university transfer programs

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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS 3 University Transfer 3 Business Administration (Citadel) 3 Criminal Justice (Citadel) TEACHER EDUCATION TRANSFER

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(USC, SCSU and Claflin University)

Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Middle Level Education

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE 3 University Transfer 3 Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (USC Upstate) 3 Agriculture Education

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(Clemson University)

Soils and Sustainable Crops (Clemson University) Food Science (Clemson University)

Associate Degree Nursing Preparation Licensed Practical Nursing Preparation Medical Assisting Preparation Physical Therapy Assistant Preparation Radiologic Technology Preparation Respiratory Care Preparation

CERTIFICATE 3 Sustainable Agriculture

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

Marion Martin

Columbia College Computer & Information Systems Orangeburg Cohort, Class of 2015

Applying to College Has Never Been Easier or More Affordable. 5 Steps

Just follow these and you’ll be on your way to a future you can count on...

1. complete admissions application 2. submit official SAT, ACT,

FREE online at www.octech.edu or Compass test scores and/or all college transcripts

Compass test can be taken on campus Monday – Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

3. complete financial aid

4. schedule an appointment

application at www.fafsa.ed.gov

with an advisor to plan your classes call 803.535.1224

5. register for classes/pay tuition & fees

The Path to College Begins Early...

The OCtech Middle College program is for rising high school juniors and seniors. Before a student graduates high school, he or she has the possibility of earning almost two semesters worth of college credits through the Middle College. For more information, call Deborah Cooper-Davis at 803.535.1409.

Ask your guidance counselor today about how to get ahead!

Did you know?

A high school graduating senior with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average can attend OCtech at little or no cost with the LIFE Scholarship.

Presidential Scholars Program

Are you a recent high school graduate with a high GPA? Do you want to save thousands of dollars while still working toward your educational goals?

If so, this elite program is for you!!!

What is the Presidential Scholars Program?

• a one-year program for recent high school graduates with at least a 3.0 GPA who have never attended college and have qualifying SAT, ACT or Compass test scores • promotes academic and leadership skills • includes a summer enrichment program for transferrable course credits of either a study abroad experience or an internship with a local business

For more information, call Christy Hughes at 803.535.1286.

Project Lead the Way®

OCtech participates in the nationally recognized pre-engineering Project Lead the Way® (PLTW®) curriculum to include models for increased dual credit and articulation opportunities. For students interested in engineering or engineering technology, biomechanics, manufacturing, and other applied math and science areas, PLTW® is an exciting portal into these industries. Students can start earning college credits as early as their freshman year in high school.

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 3250 St. Matthews Road Orangeburg, SC 29118

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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. 11-2014


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