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Central Carolina Technical College brings employees back to campus in phased approach


Central Carolina Technical College will continue to bring employees and eventually students back to campus using a three-stage phased approach for safety purposes.  

Phase one began in late May when a limited number of faculty and staff returned to CCTC campuses to implement new procedures and make changes necessary for limiting the risk of COVID-19 spreading in offices, classrooms and common areas. 

Phase 2 of the plan will begin Monday, June 8 with staff and limited faculty returning to campus. During this week, the public or students will not immediately be back on campus. College staff will implement a new virtual waiting line/appointment system called QLess to plan structured visits as opposed to normal open office hours.

Beginning Monday, June 15, college staff will utilize QLess to allow the public and students on campus for student services. Some face-to-face classes may resume if the situation allows. Students will be notified through their course instructor of the specific return date, room assignment and any other required procedures for the class. Priority will be given to classes that have hands-on components or labs. The CCTC Bookstore will implement the QLess system during this phase as well.

If all goes well during phase 2, the college expects to move to phase 3 on Monday, July 6. CCTC reserves the right to change dates or extend phases based on any issues that may arise.  

Preparations to ensure the safety of all on campus include new safety and directional signs, reconfiguration of desks, protective barriers in high-risk areas, personal protective equipment for employees and required safety training for CCTC employees and students.

Fall 2020 registration is open now with classes scheduled to begin August 24. Potential students, current students, parents or guests can choose multiple options for talking with Admissions counselors by visiting the website. Chat sessions and phone calls are monitored by CCTC staff. 

Employees will continue to practice social distancing and limit the number of students or visitors in each area according to current guidelines. CCTC operating hours will continue to be 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.

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: