Corporate Training and Economic Development

General Information

Whether a person wants to start a new career, advance in a current career, or just learn something new, Corporate Training and Economic Development is the place to

look. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Corporate Training and Economic Development operates under the philosophy that learning is a life-long process. We believe that education should be enjoyable and a means of continuous growth. In keeping with this philosophy, we have developed a variety of non-credit educational opportunities for individuals to upgrade their existing skills, obtain new skills, and explore new interests.

Available Courses

Courses in industrial and business technology, licensing and certification, healthcare and human services, transportation training, and community & personal interest are offered. Many of our programs are now available through Distance Education and On-line Learning.

Contract and Customized Training Programs

Corporate Training and Economic Development also delivers contract training that is customized to fit an organization’s needs and enables our instructors to bring real world experience to the classroom. Our mission is to continuously offer the training necessary to keep our clients competitive in today’s ever-changing marketplace and to do this at affordable prices. For additional information call 803.535.1237 or 1.800.813.6519, ext.1237. You may also visit us at

Business/Industry/Education Partnerships

OCtech has had a long-standing relationship with South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). The company’s Fossil / Hydro Training Center is located on the OCtech campus.

This partnership has been further enhanced as SCE&G is now a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS). SCE&G has sponsored OCtech as an NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF). SCE&G and OCtech are also participating in NCCER’s National Craft Assessment and Certification Program with the company as an Accredited Assessment Center and the College as an Authorized Assessment Site.

National Certification Training Programs

“Certification” from a national organization and / or skills training to a national industry standard is fast becoming a requirement to enter many occupations. To that end OCtech’s Corporate Training and Economic Development now offers a series of training programs based on nationally-recognized business and industry standards.

The National Center for Construction Education & Research

(NCCER) is a group representing the construction and maintenance industry which has developed skill standards and a training curriculum for over 25 different industrial crafts. The Corporate Training and Economic Development Division now offers many of these training programs developed by NCCER. A national registry of students’ training records is maintained by NCCER. This database contains files of all who have successfully completed craft training through an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) or Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF). The National Registry assures portability of students’ training accomplishments by providing documentation via transcripts, certificates and wallet cards. The one-¬millionth transcript was recorded in May 2001.

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system that is focused on the core skills and knowledge required by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The Corporate Training and Economic Development Division offers the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) program. The CPT certification program aims to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Leadership, Supervisory, and Workplace Skills

Leadership, Supervisory Development, and Customer Service Training are important segments of the Corporate Training and Economic Development Division’s Workplace Skills program. The professional development of supervisors, managers and others in various leadership positions is a prime concern of many employers, but the personal and professional development of the manufacturing, construction and maintenance shop worker is often overlooked. The Career Training and Development Division also offers a new series of courses targeted to the personal and professional development of these workers. These courses, often referred to as “soft skills,” are designed to provide craft workers with the interpersonal skills needed in the workplace. The courses were developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The courses include: Essentials Workplace Skills, Communication Skills, Resolving Workplace Issues, and Applied Communication Skills for Manufacturing, Construction and Maintenance Workers.

WorkKeys® Job Profiling and Skills Analysis

Corporate Training and Economic Development offers WorkKeys® Job Profiling Skills Analysis, Skills Assessments and Skills Training using the KeyTrain™ system to area business and industry. WorkKeys® is a national program developed by ACT™ consisting of job profiling, workplace skills analysis, skills assessments, and targeted skills training. Job profiling allows employers to identify job tasks, the workplace skills and the skill levels needed to perform the tasks. Assessments identify potential or existing employee skill deficiencies, and the training needed to improve employee skills can be provided. The results of a WorkKeys® Job Profile and Skills Assessment provide employers with the information needed to upgrade the job skills of existing employees. The results may also be used as part of the hiring and promotion process. Call 803.535.1237 for more information.

Registration Information

There are 4 convenient ways to register: by mail, telephone, and fax or in person.

BY MAIL: Complete the registration and mail to:
Corporate Training and Economic Development
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, 3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118

BY TELEPHONE: Call 803.535.1237 or 1.800.813.6519, ext. 1237 (within SC) and ask for the Corporate Training and Economic Development. Be sure to have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover number ready.

BY FAX: Companies may FAX letters of authorization or purchase requisitions for registration to 803.535.1365.

IN PERSON: Come by the Corporate Training and Economic Development Office, located in the Anne S. Crook Transportation & Logistics Center, Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 5:30pm.


Fees for Corporate Training and Economic Development courses vary for course offerings. Books, tools and other course materials may involve a separate fee. Please check the individual course descriptions for course fees as well as any required books, tools and materials. All fees must be paid in advance to guarantee your placement in a class. Cla s attendance will not be permitted if the required fees have not been paid.Courses not meeting the minimum enrollment will be cancelled two weeks prior to the course start date.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for refunds will be accepted until 48 hours before classes begin. These requests must be made in person or in writing and either presented or postmarked 48 hours in advance to the Corporate Training and Economic Development Office at the College. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED TO STUDENTS AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

Guidelines for refunds for customized training programs will be stated directly on the customized contracts.

Senior Citizen Policy

Any legal resident of SC, age 60 and older, can attend some* Corporate Training and Economic Development classes on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS without payment. However, the class must first reach the minimum-paying enrollment, and the participant may not be employed full-time (SC LAW 59-111-320). Please remember, popular classes fill up quickly; therefore, to guarantee a place in the class, a participant must register and pay. If you choose this option, refunds cannot be made, even though you are over 60. Seniors are required to purchase any books or materials used in the course.

Space Available Basis
A class must meet its minimum enrollment, yet not its maximum, for the Senior Citizen Discount to apply. Those wishing to take advantage of this policy cannot register until the workday before a one-day seminar or the first day of class for a multi-day seminar course because it will not be known until then whether there is room for non-paying students. We encourage you to inquire when registering if you think you may qualify.

* The Senior Citizen Policy does not apply to computer, licensing or certification courses or to community and personal interest courses. Community & Personal Interest courses are funded by student registration fees and not by state tax dollars.