Headquartered in Sumter, South Carolina since 1962, Central Carolina Technical College now offers technical certifications and transfer-focused two-year degrees in a variety of fields across several campuses. Programs here include advanced air conditioning and heating, cybersecurity, information processing and several options that require only 18 class-hours to complete, including the Wastewater Operator Certificate and the Advanced CNC Programming track. CCTC promotes strengthening one’s education no matter one’s age or background, by offering senior-citizen tuition waivers and special Career Advancement Accounts for eligible military students and their spouses. Free academic advising and career services are also available. Events on-campus keep students involved, too; CCTC’s Spring 2016 semester alone will see book fairs, physical-fitness boot camps, and a special festival called “Centralbration Kershaw.” Central Carolina Technical College—the East’s key to otherwise elusive treasure troves of knowledge!