Associate Degree Nursing

About the Program

Quality classroom instruction, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and practical clinical experience at area healthcare providers will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a registered nurse. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to be designated as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Special Admissions Requirements

  • If you need to take any of the courses requirements listed in the Overview, you can start those now.  Visit our Health Science and Nursing Prep page for more information.
  • Due to the limited availability of slots in these programs, admission is competitive.
  • OCtech seeks to identify students who can achieve at an appropriate level in the curriculum and diversity among its student population.

Health Information Program

Note:  To receive an application for this program, you must first complete a Health Information Program (HIP).


Virtual dates are below.  These sessions will be conducted via ZOOM.  Please register for the date/time you would like to attend by selecting from the options below.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!


Online HIP sessions are also available.  Use this link to access session:  Online Health Information Program

Degrees Available

Special Requirements

Career Outlook

FAQs & Additional Information

Quick Facts

Great Futures
OCtech's nursing graduates enjoy a 100% job placement rate.


Nursing Accrediting agency (ACEN) logo

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College located in Orangeburg, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Next Reaffirmation Spring 2027.


Student Outcomes

 Graduation RateFirst Time RN Board Pass RateProgram Completion RateSBTCE Job Placement Rate (includes students pursuing higher education)ACEN Job Placement Rates (excludes students pursuing higher education)
2016-1752.36% 100%31.03%100%95.83%
2017-1834.6% (still in process)95.83%28%100%60.53%

To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

Program Coordinator

Susan Chavis
Flex Nursing Program Coordinator

Meet a Graduate

“You can't beat the clinical experience offered at OCtech. Practicing the skills versus talking about them and looking at pictures makes a true difference.”

— Deon James, Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2020 | ICU nurse at the Regional Medical Center