Early College

Earn college credit before you finish high school.

Learn more at our upcoming Early College events:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
from 6-7pm
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School, Norway

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
from 6-7pm
Lake Marion
High School, Santee

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
from 6-7pm
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

There are two types of Early College Students:

  • Dual Credit Students: Students who take college credit courses that also count toward high school requirements;
  • Concurrent Enrollment Students: Students who take college credit courses concurrently to enhance transfer opportunities and career interests.

NEW THIS SPRING!

Youth Apprenticeships

Youth Apprenticeships are open to high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors, giving them the opportunity to earn while they learn through paid on-the-job training under the direction of an industry mentor. Youth apprentices also take college classes that directly relate to their apprenticeship.  See below for more information.

OCtech Early College Benefits:

  • GET AHEAD
  • BE PREPARED
  • BE COMPETITIVE
  • SAVE MONEY

Early College students will be eligible to earn a South Carolina Diploma Seal of Distinction, beginning with the freshman class of 2018-19.

OCtech Early College students will also meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

The e-Plan Advantage

Students receive preferential advisement with a college counselor assigned to each high school. Students may also develop a college degree e-Plan with a college faculty advisor. All courses and programs are taught by highly qualified instructors.

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18 Early College Pathways  

Application and Guidelines

Schedules and Additional Resources for School Counselors and Parents

OCtech Resources

Youth Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship

Contact

Ask your school counselor about our Early College and join thousands of students across Orangeburg and Calhoun counties who have benefited from Early College! For more information, contact Deborah Cooper-Davis, Early College Director, at davisdl@octech.edu or 803.535.1409.