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OCtech Invites Community to Reconnect with the College for 50th Anniversary

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In this photo – from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center’s 1970 ORACAL yearbook – Mrs. Leland, right, explains how an atom works to Janet Ayer, a certified laboratory assistant student at the center. This year, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College celebrates 50 years of transforming the lives of students and their families in our community. Festivities will begin […]

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Making History at OCtech: First Recipient of Associate’s Degree at School Retired as SCANA Manager

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When David Abstance Jr. walked across Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Education Center’s quad in his cap and gown on August 20, 1970, he made history. His last name meant that Abstance was the very first person to receive an associate degree from Orangeburg-Calhoun TEC. He was one of 22 students to receive a degree at the ceremony. “I […]

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OCtech’s Free Family Movie Nights Kick Off Thursday with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

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Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of free family movie nights beginning Thursday with the fantastical Dick Van Dyke classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” All titles that will be shown during family movie nights were released in or are about 1968, the year OCtech opened its doors to students. Also […]

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OCtech Seeks Local Talent for 50th Anniversary Community Art Contest

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As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is holding a Community Art Contest. The theme for the contest is “Learning and Growing,” and all media types will be accepted. The contest is open to residents of all ages in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. Artists are welcome to submit as many entries […]

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