OCtech’s New Evening College for the Working Adult Begins in January

Working adults who want to earn a degree, change careers or build their skills have a new way to reach those goals.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Evening College for the Working Adult will begin offering hybrid courses – incorporating online components with face-to-face class time – in January in several of its advanced manufacturing, business, and nursing and health science programs. Certificate, diploma and associate degree offerings are available.

“These are the same high-quality programs that are offered during the day, but available to those students who can only attend classes at night,” said Donna Elmore, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We’re using technology and open laboratories to offer more flexibility to our evening students. There are a lot of options available for you to return to school and earn a degree.”

Students will be able to earn a degree in as little as six semesters or a certificate in as little as one semester, depending on the program.

All general education courses are offered online. Students can begin Evening College programs in the spring or fall semester. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Programs of study available in the Evening College include:

Associate in Applied Science

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • General Business
  • Machine Tool Technology

Associate in Applied Science – General Technology

  • Engineering Graphics Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology (Industrial Maintenance)

Diploma in Applied Science

  • Administrative Support


  • Basic Accounting
  • Database and Programming
  • Internetworking – CISCO
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Computer Aided Design I, II, lll
  • Undercar Specialist
  • Basic Industrial Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
    • Fundamentals
    • Automated Controls
    • Advanced Automated Systems
  • Basic Welding
  • Intermediate Welding
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Professional Truck Driving

OCtech will introduce its new Evening College during an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The open house will begin in the atrium of Building S. From there, participants will be directed to their program of interest, where instructors and program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions and give tours. Two open house participants who register for classes in the spring will receive an OCtech Foundation Book Scholarship. For individual program requirements and to apply, visit www.octech.edu or call 803.535.1234.

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