About Us

Comprised of 16 colleges located strategically across the state and two internationally-renowned statewide programs: readySC™  and Apprenticeship Carolina™, the SC Technical College System is dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development in South Carolina.

As the state’s largest higher education system, the SC Technical System serves more than a quarter million South Carolinians each year and educates more of our state’s undergraduates than all the other public higher education institutions combined.  Dedicated to making a quality higher education both accessible and affordable, the System plays a key role in educating and training South Carolina’s workforce for the in-demand, high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow. In addition, the System’s internationally-recognized statewide programs – readySC and Apprenticeship Carolina – work to attract new companies to the state as well as provide comprehensive workforce solutions to ensure they stay and grow here.

By making a quality higher education accessible, affordable and relevant to the people of South Carolina, the SC Technical College System is preparing our state’s workforce for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

The SC Technical College System is not only preparing students of all ages for real work today, but also demonstrating a commitment to increasing the employability of all South Carolinians and ultimately enhancing the quality of life for all.

SC Technical College System Vision

The SC Technical College System will lead the nation in delivering relevant and effective programs that advance workforce development, promote economic development and ensure attainment of student learning goals.

SC Technical College System Mission

The SC Technical College System provides learning opportunities that promote the economic and human resource development of the state.

SC Technical College System Values

Partnership: Economic and resource development through business and industry, government and community partnerships

Public Trust: Accountability in educational effectiveness and resource management

Responsiveness: Flexibility and adaptability in responding to changing economic and human resource development, community and workplace needs

Opportunity: The right of every citizen to reach his or her full potential through education

Access: Equal and affordable access to lifelong learning opportunities

Diversity: The educational richness of a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student population

Integrity: Ethics, honesty and respect for academic freedom in all professional activities and relationships