Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Middle College allows ambitious high school students in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties the opportunity to get a jumpstart on a college certificate, or an associate or bachelor's degree before they graduate. Our Career Pathways help students select courses relevant to their chosen field or interest. Courses may count toward high school requirements and translate into college credit courses for a certificate or two- or four-year degree. 

In addition to getting a jump start on a degree, Middle College helps students save thousands of dollars in tuition costs, experience a smoother transition into college academics and take advantage of the small class sizes offered at OCtech. Click here to download an application packet.

Career Pathways

Get Ahead

Students get a jumpstart on both associate and bachelor's degrees, or a technical certificate, if they earn at least a C in their classes. Courses for dual credit may even earn AP weighting in a student’s high school GPA.

Be Prepared

Students become familiar with the demands of college and experience a smoother transition into college academics after high school.

More Perks

  • Classes and Career Pathways are offered at high schools, career centers, online or on campus.
  • Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors.
  • Students receive preferential advisement with a college counselor assigned to each high school.

Ask your guidance counselor about our Middle College and join thousands of students across Orangeburg and Calhoun counties who have benefited from this innovative program! For more information, contact Deborah Cooper-Davis, Middle College Director, at or 803.535.1409.

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