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Academic Pathways

Northeastern Technical College is a convenient and affordable way to gain the education you need to pursue a successful career. At NETC, you can choose from nearly 50 associate degrees, diplomas or certificates that will equip you with job skills employers are looking for in employees.
Choose Your Pathway to A Future!

Arts & Sciences
These programs are designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or pre-professional programs.

Business & Computer Technology
These programs are designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the world of business and industry.

Health & Public Service
These programs are designed to prepare students for employment in health care or a variety of public service related jobs from law enforcement to childcare.

Applied Technology
These programs are designed to prepare students for initial employment and advancement in an industrial occupation.


Career Counseling

Need help deciding your career pathway? NETC has career counseling services to help you with these tough decisions. Learn more!

Ready to Register for Classes?

If you know which program of study you want to pursue, then you are ready to search course schedules for the upcoming semester, as well as find course descriptions and outlines. Learn more!

College Skills 103

NETC is dedicated to making sure its students are equipped with the necessary skills to complete a college program of study. Learn more!

Distance Education

Distance education courses are offered in a nontraditional setting; therefore, they require a strong commitment by students who choose to take them. These are credit courses that are academically equivalent to traditional classes taught on campus. Distance education courses offered at NETC include teleclasses, hybrid (or blended) classes and online classes. Learn more!

Transfer Opportunities

If you are undecided about your career plans, then NETC is a great place to start your education without draining your bank account. Because of a statewide articulation agreement, there are 86 courses that transfer among and between the public colleges and universities in South Carolina. Check out these helpful resources when making your decision to Start Here, Go There!

Apprenticeships & Internships

Do you want to earn money while you go to college? Consider these unique opportunities at NETC:

  • Kayla Gibson, Dual Credit Student:

    Taking classes at Northeastern Technical College while in high school has helped prepare me for the College of Charleston by earning credits that I will need for my major. I will be entering the College of... Read More about Kayla

  • Cynthia Hulon, Educational Mentor:

    I received individualized attention from my instructors at Northeastern Technical College when I was going through the business program. NETC's faculty and staff members are very friendly and accommodating, and they really care about their students.... Read More about Cynthia

  • Anissa Keith, NETC Alumna:

    Going to Northeastern Technical College allowed me to work a full-time job, be at home with my child and live in my community. At NETC, you are more than just a number in a classroom. The... Read More about Anissa

  • Jonathan Rivers, Farmer:

    Going to NETC, which is exactly 17 miles from my home, was convenient. I could live at home and go to school, which was a lot more affordable for me than going off to college elsewhere.... Read More about Jonathan

  • Santrice Hailey, NETC Alumna:

    Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a better life. NETC was directly involved in getting me where I am today and having the job that I am so passionate about.... Read More about Santrice

  • Tony Knight, Printer of T-Riffic Promotions:

    NETC was my pathway to a broad range of knowledge that has allowed me to pursue my dream of owning my own business. NETC is a great starting point for people who are undecided about their... Read More about Tony

  • Davis Yarborough, Loan Officer:

    Northeastern Technical College is a huge resource for students attending four-year colleges and universities who come home for the summer. It's a quality education at a fraction of the cost. And it's right here in Chesterfield... Read More about Davis

  • Trevor Gilchrist, Former Dual Credit Student:

    Being a part of the Dual Enrollment program at NETC allowed me to not only graduate in four years from college, but also see the world. By gaining a head start in my college career through... Read More about Trevor

  • Hester Ellerbe, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:

    Life is a journey, and NETC was my starting point on my pathway to a rewarding career in social work. NETC can be a starting point for many who are ready to start pushing for an... Read More about Hester

  • Larry McNeil, Chief of Police:

    The education I received at Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a fulfilling, exciting and successful career in law enforcement. Had I not started at NETC, I would never have achieved my position as chief.... Read More about Larry

  • Alanda LeGrand, Cosmetology instructor:

    I tell my students all the time that they need to pursue an associate degree and not just rely on the cosmetology certificate. A two-year degree can be their pathway to another job if they do... Read More about Alanda

  • Chad Hood of Lineman:

    If you live in Chesterfield, Marlboro or Dillon counties and you're having a hard time finding work, there's no reason not to start you­r education at Northeastern Technical College.... Read More about Chad

  • Caroline Sylvia, Former Dual Credit Student:

    I am thankful for the opportunity I had to take dual credit classes at NETC. Not only did they help me prepare for college level course work and scheduling, the college credits I earned at NETC... Read More about Caroline

  • Frank Ponce, Movie Director:

    I have a passion to create. I'm not just doing this because of the money, the fame or power. It is truly my passion. I am an artist, and I will always create to make people... Read More about Frank

  • Jarrett Davis, Electronics student:

    By enrolling in the Industrial Electronics program at NETC, I am pursuing the dream I’ve had for a long time of becoming an electrician. Going to school at NETC and learning these advanced skills has been... Read More about Jarrett

  • Emily Williams, NETC Alumna:

    I knew I wanted to study law, and Northeastern Technical College offered the pathway to becoming a legal office assistant. The smaller classes and the support services offered by NETC really met my needs and allowed... Read More about Emily

  • Josh Thomas, INA Apprentice:

    NETC is my pathway to a college degree and a better life. It has helped me define my career plans and pursue a job in machine tool technology where I can use my problem solving skills.... Read More about Josh

  • Tommy Pegues, Registered Nurse:

    Northeastern Technical College was close to home and my job, and it was affordable. It was my starting place. With this nursing degree from NETC, I can branch out and go anywhere.... Read More about Tommy


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