The Real Deal

Message from the President

Ronald L. Rhames

Midlands Technical College is appreciative of all of our military partnerships and is committed to serving prospective, active, and past members of the armed services. To enhance our support for America’s heroes and their families, MTC recently celebrated the grand opening of our Veterans Success Center, a new social and educational space to connect and network. This center is not only a relaxed area, but it is also a hub for services including information on veterans education benefits, employment information and assistance, and referrals to community resources. We encourage you to visit our Veterans Success Center, and learn why MTC is the largest provider of veterans educational benefits in South Carolina.

Real Affordability: Increasing Lottery Tuition Assistance ensures higher education remains accessible

Fifty-seven percent of all South Carolinians enrolled as undergraduates in one of our state’s public higher education institutions attend one of our 16 technical colleges

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is joining the South Carolina Technical College System in asking the state legislature to increase the amount of Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) for technical college students. The LTA funding amount has consistently declined over the years, yet the need to increase the funding to support technical college students is greater than at any point since the program’s inception.

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Real Heights: MTC captures stunning images of near space

Photo of near space

The MTC Differential Equations class first launched a high-altitude weather balloon in 2014 that captured stunning images of near space. Each semester, students execute the project, which includes researching, planning, designing, and launching the high-altitude weather balloon more than 100,000 feet in the air. Read about this first-of-its-kind project at MTC, and watch the video captured by the balloon’s GoPro camera.

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Success Story

Emma Anderson, Retired Master Sergeant

If you’re a student who achieves better in small environments, go to MTC."

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Success Story

Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer

“The Photo Ark project is the largest animal archive of its kind."

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Success Story

Bob Adams, Assistant Vice President of TCube Solutions

“If you have a training need, go talk to your business partner at MTC.”

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Success Story

Vicki Givens, Data Analyst, Palmetto GBA, LLC

"With my education from MTC, I am literally going anywhere in a career I love."

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Success Story

CEO and Clinical Director of Health Promotion Specialists Tammi Byrd

I had no idea the program I helped start would evolve into all of this, and it all began at MTC.

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Dr. Pete Sercer, Commissioner Emeritus

"It has been an honor and privilege to be a small part of the lives of so many students."

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