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President Dillard

I would like to be the first to welcome you to Florence- Darlington Technical College (FDTC), and I'm excited that you are considering furthering your education with us. Next year marks the 50th anniversary since FDTC first began serving the needs of the residents of Florence, Darlington, and Marion Counties by offering quality educational programs that support economic development. Our degree, diploma, and certificate programs (more than 75 of them) lead to careers in business, engineering technology, health care, human services, manufacturing, and more. FDTC also offers the College Transfer Program for students with aspirations of transferring to a four-year institution. Our Online College gives you the flexibility to attend classes when it is convenient for you.

When it comes to helping you choose your path or add new skills, we are ready with hands-on learning that gives you real-world experience. What binds the FDTC faculty and staff together is the concern for the success of each and every student. We believe in helping students to achieve success because we know that a quality education has more value today than at any other time in our country's history. In fact, fierce competition in the global marketplace and the emergence of complex new technologies has made a quality education a necessity, not a luxury.

Our modern 240-acre campus between Florence and Darlington boasts state-of-the-art technology that mirrors what students will find in the workplace. The Health Sciences Campus in downtown Florence supports area hospitals and other healthcare businesses with a steady stream of qualified workers. Our satellite campuses in Hartsville, Lake City, and Mullins provide access to education for students living on the fringes of our service area.

FDTC's enrollment now exceeds 6,000 students with an additional 30,000 individuals being served through our continuing education program. Join us today and see why so many others have chosen to "experience the technical advantage." We are pleased and gratified that you see FDTC as a part of your future success.

Dr. Ben P. Dillard, III
FDTC President

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