About the College


Midlands Technical College (MTC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Midlands Technical College (MTC) also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Midlands Technical College (MTC) may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).


The college’s governing board is the Midlands Technical College Commission. These 13 leading citizens are appointed by the governor, upon the recommendation of their respective legislative delegations, to serve as trustees of the college.

Statement of Mission

Midlands Technical College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year public college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, quality education that prepares a diverse student population to succeed in the job market, to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals. The college equitably provides higher education opportunities that stimulate the local economy by generating a world-class workforce and enhancing the social vitality of the community.

Statement of Role and Scope

The college implements its mission through a clearly defined set of programs, services and partnerships that include:

Academic Programs. MTC serves approximately 14,500 credit students annually through courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates in Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Technology, Information Systems Technology, Nursing, and Public Service.

Corporate and Continuing Education Programs. MTC provides professional and career training and development through open enrollment and customized courses with approximately 13,500 students annually. The college serves individuals, businesses and the community. The college also offers self-supporting, non-credit activities for personal enrichment.

Student Development Programs and Services. MTC offers programs and services to current and prospective students and alumni to increase their success and enhance their potential for personal, educational and professional growth. The college increases student access to higher education and careers through recruitment, developmental education, financial services, counseling and career services, evaluation, and support services.

College Administrative Support Services. MTC, through an array of comprehensive administrative services, ensures an effective and fiscally sustainable institution.

Economic Development Programs. MTC proactively promotes business growth and regional prosperity. The college enhances the economic vitality and quality of life of the region by providing a world-class workforce and opportunities for business and community engagement.

Collaboration and Partnerships. MTC initiates and expands collaborative interaction with the higher education and K-12 education sectors, and promotes business relationships through advisory board participation and business outreach activities. Business Solutions works with potential and existing business customers to identify needs and provide specific education and training for their potential and current employees.

Statement of Vision

Midlands Technical College, as the premier higher education partner, creates innovative learning environments, promotes individual and business success, drives economic vitality, and enhances quality of life.

Statement of Values

Midlands Technical College contributes to the community by helping individuals reach their full potential through affirmation of the following values: 

Commitment to Students. Belief in providing a learner-centered environment offering quality instruction, resources and services and presenting challenging opportunities for the continued growth and development of students. Midlands Technical College transforms lives by proactively working with each student so that he or she can achieve career and lifelong learning objectives. The college assists students in clarifying their lifelong goals, navigating career pathways, fostering entrepreneurship, embracing social responsibility, developing life skills, and maximizing their potential.

Commitment to Excellence in Education. Belief in offering the highest quality programs and services through a variety of delivery methods that reflect the relevant education required for future success. The college builds a community of life-long learners and prepares students for the work environment, further education, and responsible citizenship.

Commitment to Service Excellence. Belief in providing welcoming, professional, respectful, responsive, and flexible service to all constituents.

Commitment to Integrity. Belief in ethical behavior by all members of the college community. The college fosters and promotes integrity, honesty, fairness and mutual respect among faculty, staff, students and all others associated with the college.

Commitment to Economic Vitality and Quality of Life. Belief in preparing students for successful careers by providing a seamless curriculum bridging secondary education, higher education and lifelong learning. The college serves as a resource for community engagement and partners with business, education and government to enhance the growth and prosperity of the region.

Commitment to Access, Diversity and Inclusiveness. Belief in providing access to programs and services while embracing the dignity and uniqueness of each individual who collectively represents the cultural, economic and demographic diversity of the community.

Commitment to Faculty and Staff. Belief in the importance of attracting and retaining an excellent and diverse faculty and staff who collectively create a positive learning environment. The college provides professional development opportunities and demonstrates its commitment to the college community by providing resources to carry out the mission of the college.

Commitment to a Quality Campus Environment. Belief in the importance of creating an inviting and secure environment for the college community. The college values clear communications, open exchange of ideas, involvement in decision-making, and respect for all individuals.

Commitment to the Management and Diversification of Resources. Belief in the effective and efficient use of college resources to provide quality education and services for the students and community and in being accountable to constituents. The college seeks to diversify its financial support through pursuing new and innovative resources and developing a culture of philanthropy.

Commitment to Innovation and Renewal. Belief in the spirit of creativity and discovery in all college endeavors. The college is open to innovation, adaptation and positive change for the benefit of all its constituencies.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Midlands Technical College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs or employment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic group, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, military service, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with all federal and state laws, including Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992 as well as the ADA Amendments of 2008 (ADAA), the South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act of 2018 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), Midlands Technical College offers access and equal opportunity in its admissions policies, academic programs and services, and employment of disabled individuals in that no otherwise qualified person will be denied these provisions on the basis of a disability. Midlands Technical College also prohibits retaliation against any person for bringing a complaint of discrimination or for participating in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

Student inquiries or complaints should be directed to Ms. Debbie M. Walker in her position as Chief Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator. She can be reached at Midlands Technical College, P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202, by telephone at 803.822.3261, or email at walkerd@midlandstech.edu. Faculty and staff inquiries or complaints should be directed to Nicole B. Edwards, Assistant Director of Human Resource Management /Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, at 803.822.3050 or edwardsn@midlandstech.edu.

College Information

Midlands Technical College faculty and staff intend to provide current, accurate information on programs and services to all students, whether they are attending classes on campus or are enrolled in distance education courses. Prospective and enrolled students can access current information on Midlands Technical College’s homepage at WWW.MIDLANDSTECH.EDU.

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