History 1961-69

May 15, 1961 Gov. Ernest F. Hollings signs legislation creating the technical education system
May 1966Legislation passed to create the Orangeburg-Calhoun Area Commission for Technical Education
Oct. 12, 1966Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center formally approved by state committee for technical education
Oct. 25, 1967groundbreaking for Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center
Sept. 16, 1968first students registered for courses
May 16, 1969official dedication ceremony held for Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center
Aug. 18, 1969first graduation ceremony held; 30 students awarded diplomas in Air Conditions, Heating and Refrigeration/Automotive Technician/Diesel – Hydraulics Technician/Industrial Electronics/Medical Secretary/Legal Secretary/Welding