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Student Experience

MTC is not a residential campus, but there are plenty of ways for students who want the full college experience to get involved. We have an active student body, and throughout the year, we hold free campus-wide events for students, like the Back-to-School Bash and the Soul Food Festival and heritage celebrations


Clubs: MTC has more than 30 student clubs and organizations! Clubs are an easy way to meet new people, have fun, and develop leadership skills that look great on a resume.

Advisory Board: The Student Advisory Board provides students an opportunity to impact MTC’s governance, campus concerns, and student affairs.

Committees: Student members of MTC committees plan and execute events and initiatives for the college, such as registration and graduation.

Honors Societies: Student honor societies, such as Phi Theta Kappa, the National Technical Honor Society, and MTC Ambassadors, recognize academic excellence. 

Publications: Student publications, such as the online student newspaper (The Student Newspaper), and the MTC’s literary magazine (Stylus), give students an opportunity to hone writing and editing skills.

Community Service

MTC students love to give back. We hold many on-campus events, like blood drives and career day events, and we offer opportunities for students to volunteer through our community partners like United Way of the Midlands and Carolina Children’s Home.

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

MTC promotes and supports student entrepreneurship. Programs include the academic Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, the MTC Entrepreneurship Club (MEC), the USC Columbia Technology Incubator Program, which has two available slots for MTC students, and MTC’s Continuing Education FastTrac® program. 

Student Safety and Security Report

Student safety is our top priority at MTC. Please review our annual report for more details about crime prevention and campus security.


Do I have to take a placement test?

Academic students must take a placement test before being admitted to register for classes. You may exempt this test if you have completed certain college level English and Math courses from a regionally accredited college with grades of C or higher, or if you have comparable AP scores. For more information, visit Placement Test.

Training students do not generally have to take placement tests, although there may be some exceptions. See your program page for more details.

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