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Adult Education at OCtech is here to help you restart or complete your education. Our classes run on a six-week rotation. All students must attend a four-day orientation session.

We’ll also work with you to develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) or career readiness plan so you know exactly what your next step should be along the way.


GED and high school completion test preparation

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Digital Literacy Certification

Career Preparation Activities

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Start a new career ’23

Obtain and complete free training to become a Certified Manufacturing Operator (CMO).

Orangeburg-Calhoun Adult Education and OCtech have partnered together to offer you a direct path into career training and employment.

This program is FREE. Get started today.

This program is FREE.

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Your future career:

Complete Career Readiness activities and move straight into the training of your choice.

The best part is this training is free!

Great careers

In-demand jobs with local employers

Above average salaries

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Don’t miss your chance:

Program Requirements:

All students need to complete both TABE Testing and WorkKeys Assessment to before beginning in the program.

TABE Testing

Testing is Building C Room 120


4:30 pm
7:30 am

WorkKeys Assessment

by appointment only

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For more information:

Call: 803.535.1321 or 803.535.1420 or email us.

This program is FREE.
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Certified Manufacturing Operator Registration

Please complete this form and we will contact you about your next steps. Thank you.

GED by 23
How’s your future looking?
Start a new life in less than a year.
GED by ’23

Complete your GED and pick a career. All tuition and fees will be at no cost to you through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Education.

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Follow these steps to begin:


  • There are no fees to attend Adult Education classes.
  • Students planning to drive to class must purchase a $10 parking pass.

Adult Education Staff

Renee Ritter

Renee Ritter

Adult Education Director


Carolyn Fairey-Peeples

Carolyn Fairey-Peeples

Administrative Assistant


Shekeia Hampton

Shekeia Hampton

College and Career Navigator


Joycelin Sellers

Joycelin Sellers

Administrative Assistant