President's Message

Welcome to OCtech

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College has a history of preparing students for good jobs and great careers. Our track record is proof. Consider this:

  • 90% job placement rate
    Many OCtech graduates finish their chosen program and enter directly into the workforce earning salaries that exceed the regional average wages for this region of South Carolina.  Our graduates are sought after by many of this area's largest employers – the City and County of Orangeburg, Dominion Energy, Husqvarna, Okonite, SI Group, Starbucks, and Zeus, to name a few.  
  • Top-rated Nursing & Health Science programs
    Our graduates are highly sought after by healthcare organizations like MUSC, Lexington Medical Center, and Prisma Health.
  • Easy transfer to four-year colleges
    Start here and go anywhere!  The OCtech Pre-professional Gap Year program is designed to provide students with courses that transfer to all public and most private colleges and universities in the state, but also offer career exploration and work-based learning opportunities.

Add the fact that our students leave OCtech with little to no debt, and it’s easy to see why we’re the best choice!

OCtech provides a safe, flexible, and affordable place for you to begin or earn your college degree close to home.  Our smaller class sizes, committed faculty and staff, and on-campus and online student support help students reach all their academic and career goals – and discover new ones they didn't know they had.  Beginning in the fall, we'll be transitioning to classes offered in shorter terms that allow students to focus on fewer classes at a time.   

Dr. TobinWhether you are a working adult attempting to advance in your career, a traditional college student looking for a quality higher education experience, a high school student starting college early, or someone hoping to learn something new, OCtech has a place just for you.  We are committed to giving you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.  We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Dr. Walt Tobin
President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College