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General Education Learning Outcomes

All associate degree programs at the College contain a basic core of general education courses that require a minimum of fifteen semester hours. Each associate degree program contains a minimum of one course in English, one course in communication, and at least one three-semester hour course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. The general education core courses prepare students for life-long learning in pursuit of professional and personal development. These courses provide the foundation for students to increase their ability to express themselves effectively in oral and written communications and to apply logical, creative, and analytical thinking to a range of learning experiences. General education learning outcomes for all associate degree graduates are outlined below.

  • Quantitative Literacy: Students will demonstrate the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems using a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical expressions.
  • Oral Communications: Students will research, develop, and deliver a speech that is clear, well-organized, informative, and persuasive.
  • Written Communications: Students will construct a composition that is: clear, well-organized, informative, grammatically correct, and free of spelling
  • Reading Comprehension: Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and apply material from academic, technical, professional and personal readings.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate the ability to review information from a variety of sources: readings, lectures, and discussions to formulate a well-reasoned conclusion that addresses a specific issue and reflects the material presented.
  • Applied Technology: Students will be able to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills that match entry- level requirements in their field.

Off-Campus Programs

Academic Programs for Business and Industry

FDTC provides academic courses for employees, on site at the business location, as well as on our campuses.  The program has been developed to provide employees the opportunity to continue their education around a schedule which is appropriate to their work.  The employee has the same privileges as a regular student on our campus.

Each employee, who wishes to enroll in a class, must complete an application for admission to FDTC and meet all requirements for acceptance to a program of study.  A person who does not wish to enter a curriculum program may enter as an undeclared student and take up to, but no more than 15 credit hours in selected courses.

High School Dual Credit

Check out FDTC's Dual Enrollment Program.


It is understood that FDTC does not guarantee the transfer of courses to any other school, college or university, except where articulation agreements have been developed.  Furman University will not accept college courses taught on a high school campus.  If a student is planning to attend a public or private college in SC or a college outside of SC, please contact that institution regarding transfer courses.


If a student has a question about the examination schedule, it should be directed to his/her advisor or instructor.  View exam schedule online.

Late Instructor Policy

We do not expect faculty to be late.  In the event of an emergency, however, if an instructor is late in arriving for class, students should wait at least 10 minutes from the assigned start time before signing a roll and leaving.  After the first five minutes, one student from the class should inform the department head, division secretary, or another faculty member. It may be possible to provide alternative instruction if the authorities are informed in time, and we would like to be able to provide instruction for every scheduled session.

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