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Corporate and Workforce Development

If you are considering a career change, want to acquire new skills and interests or need to upgrade skills to stay current in your field, our Corporate and Workforce Development division offers convenient options for you.

Who is Corporate and Workforce Development for?

These classes are designed for non-degree seeking adults who desire specific skills to enhance their working lives, need continuing education hours to stay current in their field or are life-long learners who want to learn something new. We offer courses, workshops and seminars during the day, evening and weekend, on campus, at satellite campuses, off-site at business and industry and online.

Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Interested in a course or program that is not offered?

ceregistration@fdtc.edu or call 843.413.2715 and tell us what you're looking for!

How to Watch A Good Class Disappear

Most of our classes are cost-recovery and we need a minimum number of students enrolled early to keep the program running. When too many people wait until the last minute to register, great classes taught by excellent instructors get cancelled.
Don't be disappointed - REGISTER EARLY!


Apprenticeship Program

In cooperation with Apprenticeship Carolina, FDTC helps promote registered apprenticeship programs in healthcare, industry, and manufacturing. These programs provide an amazing opportunity for students to earn a scaleable wage, education, and on the job training.

Below is a list of employers with registered apprenticeship programs with FDTC:

  • McLeod Health
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Florence County
  • Guardian Ambulance
  • Lifeguard Ambulance
  • Darlington County
  • Wyman Gordon
  • Sonoco

For more information on how apprenticeship programs work, please contact the Office of Apprenticeships in the FDTC Corporate and Workforce Development division at 843.413.2739.


Industry Training

New and Expanding Industry Training Opportunities: Florence-Darlington Technical College works with new and expanding industries to train and help recruit employees for our local work force. Our Employment Readiness Program training can be conducted in the industry where the trainee may be employed and, depending upon the program objectives, may consist of both classroom and on-the-job training. All training programs are established to meet the specific needs of particular industries.

Corporate and Customized Training:  The FDTC Corporate and Workforce Development team is committed to training a skilled workforce in order to meet the new and expanding labor force requirements of our local industries. Our professional and knowledgeable trainers are subject matter experts that possess the industrial and business acumen that enables them to customize training in a way that will increase proficiency and productivity for your organization. Training programs can take place at your location or in one of our classrooms or labs.  Many trainings are available in Entry Level skills, Soft Skills, Maintenance, Electrical, Machining/Manufacturing Skills, Safety, and Software.  We offer various certifications,  including forklift, as well as First Aid CPR.  We can also develop and deliver custom Training Programs, including Pre Employment training and help with recruiting additions to your team.  For more information, please call 843.413.2715.


Registration

Forms

Note:  The forms listed below are for Corporate and Workforce Developement non-credit classes.

Corporate and Workforce Development Registration Form

Duplicate Certificate

SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act

The SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act was signed by the governor in June, 2008. This Act states that an alien unlawfully present in the U.S. is not eligible to attend a public institution of higher education in South Carolina and that an alien unlawfully present in the U.S. is not eligible for a public higher education benefit. A new form entitled, "The Declaration of Citizenship or Legal Presence in the United States" must now be signed by all students when they register for a Corporate and Workforce Development course and a valid SC Driver's License or ID card issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles must be presented.

If you are student and planning on registering online, please print out the form that applies to you.

There are two forms to choose from:Proof of Citizenship (Adult) and Proof of Citizenship (under 18).

At your earliest convenience, please bring the completed form to Corporate and Workforce Development's Registration Office to be verified.

Age Limitations

Normally students under 16 years of age may take continuing education courses with the written approval of a parent or guardian. Some courses are not available to minors due to South Carolina laws or due to the discretion of the instructor (primarily for safety concerns).


Fees

Course and program fees vary and are based on course expense.

Please review our current Catalog for courses and fees.

Course Cancellations

When the enrollment of a course or program is below the required number, the course may be cancelled at the discretion of the Program Manager.  Students affected by such cancellations are informed of the alternatives available.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be made directly to the Corporate and Workforce Development Office by telephone or in person. Automatic refunds will be processed on courses cancelled by the College.

Requests for refunds will be honored as follows:

  1. If requested a minimum of 48 hours (2 business days) before the course starts, a full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be given.
  2. If requested less than 48 hours (2 business days) before the course starts, no refund will be given.
  3. Once a one or two day course starts, no refunds will be given. Internet course refund policy is specific to the web site, please review carefully or call the registration office for specific refund policy.

Transfer Fee

After registering for your initial section with CWD, if you decide to transfer to a different section or new course, there will be a $10 processing fee for each transfer.

 


Financial Assistance

When available the Corporate & Workforce Development division has Scholarship Funds for students. Scholarship funds money is limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Corporate & Workforce Development division at 843.413.2715 or CERegistration@fdtc.edu to see if the class you are interested in is covered by a scholarship and if you qualify.

GED by 23 - Through a partnership with the SC Technical College System, individuals who complete a GED or high school diploma through a SC Adult Education office are eligible to receive funds to cover the tuition and fees costs to attend a SC technical college.

Weather Statement

Should it become necessary to cancel classes due to inclement weather or other emergencies, announcements will be made through local radio and television stations.

 

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