Prospective Students

Start Here. Save Big. Transfer Anywhere.

MTC students can earn a degree, diploma or certification in as little as two years, or seamlessly transfer to a four-year college. You can save thousands by doing your first two years of core courses with us, then transferring. We offer the same high-quality courses as a four-year school, with low student-teacher ratios and plenty of personal attention, if you need it.

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. 

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Bridge and Transfer
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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.

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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.

How to Enroll

Types of Students

Visiting / Transient students from another college: Students visiting from another college, also known as transient students, must apply to MTC before they can register for classes. Click here and follow the steps to take courses at MTC that will transfer back to your primary institution.

New Students / Freshman Students: A new student / freshman student is someone who has never attended a college or university. New students must apply to MTC before they can register for classes. Click here and start the steps to enroll to become a new student at MTC.

Current students: Students must be advised before registering for classes. Use the advanced course search to view available classes, then schedule your advisement appointment

Call 803.822.3388 for advisement information.


What are the admission requirements at MTC?

The requirements for admission to MTC differ depending on the type of student. For detailed information regarding MTC’s admissions requirements organized by student type, please visit Admissions Requirements.

Student Support Services


Looking for personalized academic advisement, mentoring, and transfer assistance to a four-year college?  The federally funded program TRIO Student Support Services does that. 

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What types of financial aid are available at MTC?

Students in need of financial aid assistance can receive it via scholarships, loans, grants, or federal work study. To learn more about your options for assistance, please visit Financial Aid.

Success Story

Brittney Smith

“MTC gave me the tools that I needed to transfer to a four-year school.”

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Success Story

Ariana Coleman

“MTC has helped me make my educational goals a reality.”

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Success Story

Justin Brown, Class of 2014

“Midlands Technical College is a great stepping stone for transfer students.”

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