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I just got accepted to MTC! What's next?
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I don’t know what I want to study.
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I need to register for orientation.

I need to make an advisement appointment.
Academic Advisement

Q: How much can you save on tuition by attending Midlands Technical College before transferring?

A: You can save up to $39,107 per year. 

MTC is the real deal for academic students: tuition for the first year of courses at MTC is only $5,581.

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Did you know...

MTC has more than 120 programs built around giving you the career skills and real-world knowledge you need to succeed?
Offering both academics and career training makes us a unique institution of higher learning. 

Explore MTC:

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Bridge and Transfer
Financial Aid & Tuition
Career Guide

I’m looking for career training.

MTC provides quick courses, full certificate programs, and everything in between for students looking to begin a new career or add to their skill set. QuickJobs are certificates for careers that are projected to grow exponentially in the next 10 years—which means it should be easier to find a job in those fields, if you have the right skillset.

See All Training Programs and Courses
Certificates and Certifications
Career Guide

I just want to take a course or two.

We've got hundreds of Academic courses to choose from.

I just want to have fun and learn.

Our non-credit personal enrichment classes are designed just for you.

I don’t know what I want to do.

Don’t worry, we can help you decide! Start by browsing our Career Guide, which explores the basic duties and demands of each career.  MTC also has a Career Counseling department that can assist you.  Or, if you’re curious, find out where the jobs of tomorrow are, or see the careers that are in high demand right now.

Services for Students

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides academic support, helps students learn how to access a variety of educational resources, and teaches good study skills.
Academic Success Center

Counseling Services

We offer a range of services including career counseling, crisis intervention, brief personal counseling, workshops, accommodations to students with disabilities, and community referrals. Counseling services are confidential and are offered at no charge to prospective, enrolled or former students.
Counseling Services


MyMTC is the communications hub for MTC students and includes your student email, class schedules, and registration information.


What is the deadline for submitting financial aid?

The priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15th for the Fall term and November 15th for the Spring term. We encourage you to apply as soon as your taxes are completed due to some funds being limited and awarded based on eligibility criteria and the FAFSA submission date.

Fast Fact

MTC is one of the largest sources of transfer students to Columbia College and the University of South Carolina.

How much can you save?

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MTC can save you


In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2018). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."