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Lander and FDTC Partner to Advance Education

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FLORENCE, S.C. ( December 14, 2020) - Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) students can now transfer to Lander University in Greenwood, SC as juniors thanks to a newly formed partnership between the two institutions.

Articulation agreements were recently signed by Lander University and FDTC, allowing transfer students to earn a bachelor degree from Lander in Criminal Justice and Human Services. The students will be admitted to Lander University as juniors and will receive priority acceptance into the major they have selected.

“Florence-Darlington Technical College is a greatly valued partner of Lander University,” said Dr. Scott Jones, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lander. “This partnership with FDTC helps both institutions honor our shared commitment to the State of South Carolina to develop a strong and able workforce through high-quality education, as well as empower our students to lead satisfying and productive lives.”

The agreements apply to the following majors:

  • Criminal Justice: FDTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology to Lander’s Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Human Services: FDTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Human Services to Lander’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services

FDTC’s Interim President Ed Bethea said, “We are very proud of this new partnership with Lander and look forward to our student’s continued success in Greenwood.” 

“Florence-Darlington Technical College has always sought articulations agreements with four-year colleges that understand our goals and value our mission. This recent articulation agreement with Lander University will be a welcomed addition, and we look forward to a robust and prosperous partnership,” said Dr. Marc David, FDTC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.  

“FDTC’s graduates are well-prepared for success at Lander,” said Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dean of Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. “In addition to our existing Criminology program, which is now offered online as well as on-campus, Lander’s new Human Services program is also available to students online and on-campus, and shows Lander’s commitment to quality instruction and mentorship of students. As a native of Mullins, I am excited about more students from the Pee Dee region coming to study at Lander.”


The school was founded in 1963 and opened its doors one year later at the Florence-Darlington Technical Education Center. It became a two-year Associate Degree granting college in 1975 and changed its name to Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC).  It now has over 3,000 students and serves the industrial and manufacturing communities as well.  The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, located on FDTC’s main campus, partners with area industries and provides unique learning opportunities for FDTC students.  Learn more at or call (843) 661-TECH.


Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, four-year university serving approximately 3,000 students and offering more than 60 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences.  Located in Uptown Greenwood, the university has a long-standing tradition of providing a challenging, enriching education. Learn more at, or call toll free 1-800-4-LANDER.

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