FDTC provides academic courses on site at high schools and also on FDTC campuses for selected juniors and seniors. Any student under the age of 18 must submit a letter of permission from their high school principal or home-school principal on school letterhead to the Admissions Office prior to enrolling in the college. This program has been developed to provide students the opportunity to begin their college education, while still in high school. The student may be eligible to receive both college and high school credit for each course satisfactorily completed. In addition, high schools set the schedule which best suits the needs of their students. Each 3 credit hour course must be taught for a total of 45 instructional hours plus an exam. Students have the same privileges as any regular student on our campus.
Florence-Darlington Technical College has a strong commitment to adult students who have limited time but who still want to pursue their educational goals. FDTC offers a wide selection of evening classes which begin at 6:00pm or later. Many of the traditional fifteen-week semester classes are offered as well as the popular eight-week classes.
FDTC was the first college in South Carolina to offer complete programs via the Internet. If your personal situation, such as your job, health, or family obligations, prevent you from attending college on campus, the Online College provides you the opportunity to receive a certificate or degree and reach your educational goals. Remember, you may also take online courses even if you attend on-campus classes in other curriculums.
At FDTC, you can now earn credits toward an Associate in Arts degree by attending courses offered on Fridays and Saturdays. The courses are taught in a highly effective “blended” or “hybrid” format that includes weekend class meetings that provide interaction with your instructor and other students and online course work that you can fit into your schedule.