Florence Darlington Technical College

Florence Darlington Technical College

Florence-Darlington Technical College, popularly referred to as FDTC, is a community college located in Florence, South Carolina. It is under the South Carolina Technical College System, and is known to the locals as 'Harvard by the Highway'. Apart from the main campus in Florence, the college also offers classes in the following satellite sites:

  • Cosmetology Center, Darlington
  • Hartsville Site
  • Lake City Site
  • Mullins Technology Site

Florence-Darlington Technical College offers associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificates in various areas of study. Students can enroll for courses in arts, science, automotive technology, accounting, civil engineering, computer science, cosmetology, international business, nursing, and health and human services, among others.

Florence-Darlington Technical College fields sports teams in men's baseball, and women's fast pitch softball. They are members of the Junior College Athletic Association, and are nicknamed the Stingers.

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Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence , SC 29501-0548
General Phone: (843) 661-8324

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Florence - Darlington Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine185EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology97dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, electroencephalographic tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Mechanics and Repair62HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Business and Management60accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, sales and marketing
Production Trades51machinist, welding
Family and Social Work40child care provider, social work
Liberal Arts36liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Engineering Technician29civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, mechanical drafting
Medicine20gerontology, health professions
Beauty and Cosmetology19cosmetology, manicurist
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering16data processing tech, computer support
Medical Administration14medical records tech, medical transcription
Law10legal assistant
Office and Administration6administrative assistant, general office occupations
Therapy and Counseling1physical therapist assistant
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Florence - Darlington in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37627
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1568
Award of less than 1 academic year13119

Florence - Darlington Student Body

In 2007-2008, Florence - Darlington had a total enrollment of 3,956 students (3,169 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 46%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina98%
North Carolina1%

Florence - Darlington Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 33 %

Florence - Darlington Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Florence, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Florence - Darlington Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,452
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,286
Books and supplies $ 1,056

Financial Aid:
Florence - Darlington participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 399000)

Florence - Darlington Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year51$49,94752$49,141
All faculty totalacademic year51$49,94752$49,141

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Florence - Darlington Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Florence - Darlington Apart:

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Top 19%Florence - Darlington Minority % of student body

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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