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Williamsburg Technical College

Williamsburg Technical College is an Associate's college with 729 students located in Kingstree, SC.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Williamsburg Technical College says

Williamsburg Technical College, a public two-year college granting associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and continuing education units, provides quality, affordable, and accessible learning opportunities so students can gain knowledge and skills to achieve their educational goals and provides training opportunities to meet area business and industry needs in a supportive environment that is fiscally, administratively, and academically sound.

As a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, Williamsburg Technical College is fully committed to the system-wide philosophy expressed by the S.C. State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. This philosophy stresses the need for each institution to offer high-quality education that “minimizes geographic, economic, academic and other barriers to postsecondary education.” Williamsburg Technical College recognizes the importance of an “open door” admission policy which states that the College has an “obligation to respond to the needs of each student at his or her level of ability and development.” In keeping with the system-wide philosophy, Williamsburg Technical College is committed to a comprehensive approach to education which includes the programs in occupational and technical fields, special industrial training, college parallel programs and community service. The College also has a special obligation to maintain a strong program of student financial aid that will diminish economic deterrents to higher education.

Mission Statement

Williamsburg Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, is a public, two-year, associate degree, diploma, and certificate granting institution serving Williamsburg County. The mission of Williamsburg Technical College is to offer quality, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities and experiences that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals and to encourage economic development in Williamsburg County. The College offers to residents of Williamsburg County with varying academic skill levels the opportunity for postsecondary vocational, technical, and occupational programs leading directly to employment or maintenance of employment in any of the area’s manufacturing firms specializing in textiles, plastics, or metal fabrication. Additionally, Williamsburg Technical College offers postsecondary vocational programs leading directly to employment or maintenance of employment in many of the county’s service industries to include cosmetology, nursing, and automotive repair. Associate degree programs are also offered which enable students to gain access through transfer to other postsecondary education. Through curricular programs and extensive distance education and special programs and in cooperation with business and industry, the College attempts to produce ethical and skilled employees with leadership abilities who are also competent in their fields, capable of adjusting to change, and knowledgeable of current technological advances. Williamsburg Technical College affirms the following values as guides for the institution to fulfill its mission, goals, philosophy, and operational procedures. The College is committed to: Students: belief in the capacity of individuals to be productive, to grow, and to achieve their highest potential. Quality Education: commitment to high standards for educational programs that enhance the personal, social, and economic potential of the individual. Access: commitment to educational access for all who are eligible and who have the desire and ability to benefit from program offerings. Contribution to Community: recognition of a partnership with and respect for cultural diversity in the community which supports local civic, economic, educational and cultural needs, and enriches the quality of community life. Quality Work Environment: commitment to instructional and organizational development which results in open communication and involvement in planning and decision making in an ethical environment.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 729
Gender 39% Male / 61% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 40% Full Time / 60% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 88% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 26%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 72%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Honor Society
  • Student Government

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: Learning center, remedial instruction, study skills assistance, tutoring, and pre-admission summer program.
  • Computer Services: Computer center, computer labs, libraries, and wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: Career counseling, economically disadvantaged student services, financial aid counseling, personal counseling, placement services for graduates, and veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired and wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): Dual enrollment of high school students, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, and double major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (39%), Child Care and Support Services Management (19%), Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (18%), Business/Commerce (13%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (9%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Associates

A program that focuses on the provision and management of child care services and that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage child care facilities and programs that meet children's developmental needs and interests and that provide safe and healthy environments. Includes instruction in child development and psychology; home- and institution-based child care; identification of diseases, injuries, and psychological trauma and applicable referrals; parent relations; personnel and business management principles; and related laws and policies.

Job Opportunities:

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Patricia A. Lee
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 19
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 47 : 52
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $9,823 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $9,748
$30K-$48K $10,028
$48K-$75K $9,249

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $3,728, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $3,728 Same as On-Campus
Fees $42 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $9,513
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $4,770 $14,283

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,014 Same as On-Campus
Fees $42 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $9,513
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $8,056 $17,569

Students Receiving Aid

94% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 88% $4,207
Institutional Grants 1% $259
Other Federal Grants 8% $469
Pell Grants 88% $4,165
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 62% $989

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.wiltech.edu/index.php/admissions/financial-aid-information.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.wiltech.edu/index.php/admissions/financial-aid-information.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

7% of students graduated in six years.

38% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#19 Community Colleges - Overall Rank
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