Programs for High School Students
Dual Enrollment is ideal for high school students who want to take at least two MTC courses (or six credit hours) during a semester with the option to use Lottery Tuition Assistance. Non-SC residents and students enrolling in less than six credit hours may participate in Dual Enrollment courses, but they would not qualify for LTA funds.
Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Midlands Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) program is a local partnership between the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, MTC, Apprenticeship Carolina, and participating Midlands school districts and employers across a variety of industries. It offers high school juniors the opportunity to get paid to learn as youth apprentices. Youth apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with job-related education at MTC. The costs of tuition, books, and materials for the apprenticeship-related college courses are paid for through various funding resources and are not passed on directly to the students.
Programs for Middle School Students
If you are a middle school or high school student in Fairfield or Lexington County, you may be eligible to participate in a program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.
ETS, the Educational Talent Search, is a federally funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.
While the ETS staff is employed through Midlands Technical College, the program is not used as a recruitment tool for the college. Participants will receive assistance in applying to any college, university or other qualified institution of post-secondary education.
To participate in MTC-ETS, fill out an application. If you’d like us to mail you an application, please call our Recruitment and Events Coordinator at 803.822.3459.
By federal law, at least 637 of our 950 participants must come from financially challenged families and be the first in their family to potentially go to college (persons whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree may also qualify). A limited number of students who do not meet these requirements may also be enrolled in the program.
Students must also be enrolled in one of our participating schools, including:
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Fairfield Central High
If you don't attend one of these schools, please call us at 803.822.3628 to find out if another TRiO program might be able to help you.
Provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.