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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

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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

PAYROLL CLERK

$32,400

BOOKEEPER

$39,000

PARALEGAL & LEGAL ASSISTANT

$29,100

SECRETARY & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

$27,100

TAX PREPARER

($17,800-$46,000)

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

$37,100

POLICE & SHERIFF'S PATROL OFFICER

$29,500

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

$21,700

SECURITY GUARD

$19,400

TEACHER ASSISTANT

$20,700

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

($21,300-$54,000)

($19,600-$48,100)

($25,800-$60,800)

($20,200-$43,100)

($26,600-$54,400)

($24,500-$44,900)

($16,400-$45,000)

($16,200-$30,100)

($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

Compile and record employee payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks

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.

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.

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

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.

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.

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.

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.

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility.


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


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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)

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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


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2. submit official test scores 3. apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov

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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


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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.


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