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UPDATE JUNE 22, 2020

NETC Distributes CARES Act Grants to Eligible Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act set aside $30.75 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund. It gives funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted and are facing economic challenges. Northeastern Technical College (NETC) received $272,182 to disburse to eligible students.
Institutions distributing CARES Act Grants are responsible for determining how grants will be distributed to students and how the amount of each student grant is calculated.

To be eligible for CARES Act grants, students must have been in attendance and enrolled in a qualifying program of study at NETC on March 13, 2020, the day the president declared a national emergency as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is also the last day NETC held class before transitioning to a virtual learning environment. DACA, Second Chance Pell, Incarcerated, Transient, Non-degree, and I-BEST students are not eligible for CARES Act grants.

1,333 NETC students are eligible for CARES Act funding and will receive mailed checks. Several students have already received their checks via mail. NETC mailed check to students on June 15, 2020.

"The lives of our students were disrupted, and many are facing financial challenges during this pandemic," said NETC President, Dr. Kyle Wagner. "The college is here for them, and we hope the grant will help provide some financial relief as they continue their journey to higher education."

For more information about eligibility requirements or if you have any questions about the CARES Act Grants, please contact the NETC Financial Aid Office at (843) 921-6900 or email

UPDATE JUNE 17, 2020

Cares Act Funding Criteria


• Dr. Michele Petrone's "NETC Tech Talks" Small Business & The CARES Act Webinar

• Free CARES Packages for Current NETC Students, Faculty, and Staff


Classes resumed 4/13/2020 virtually after returning from Spring Break

• NETC purchased 225 new laptops to expand its laptop loan program for students. The program expansion will help ensure current students have what they need to transition from a face to face college experience to a virtual college platform.

• Sandhill Telephone Cooperative and NETC have formed a partnership to provide free broadband service to NETC students who are now completing coursework through a virtual college concept in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Northeastern Technical College faculty, staff and administration have been working remotely to prepare for classes to resume online effective April 1, 2020. Below are a few news highlights for the week.  

  • Spring Classes resume April 1, 2020.
  • Students enrolled in Lab Courses, and scheduled to graduate this spring, should contact their instructor to set up a time to complete laboratory projects.
  • Students must log in to their D2L classes ASAP to ensure you're not dropped from the course.
  • FREE WiFi available at NETC Campus Parking Lots.
  • NETC has expanded Laptop Loan Program. More information coming soon!
  • NETC Spring Break is scheduled for April 6 - 10, 2020.
  • Financial Aid Refund Checks to be mailed week of April 13.
  • Registration is open for Summer and Fall 2020. Contact your advisor/instructor, or reach out to the NETC Enrollment Center at 843-921-6918 or


Dear Students,

A well-coordinated behind-the-scenes effort is taking place to ensure student success, while Northeastern Technical College's facilities remain closed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, courses will be delivered in an online format and will maintain that mode of delivery through the end of the semester. NETC is still addressing Laboratory experiences, exploring alternative forms to deliver instruction. The college will be contacting students directly with details specific to your situation to provide more information about the delivery of these courses.

NETC Faculty are utilizing tools such as Zoom, D2L, and Microsoft Teams to create an online learning environment. The Student Services division created online tutoring environments, enrollment advising sessions, and library support services to assist students. Students will continue to have access to resources, student support, and opportunities for individual attention through online platforms.

Northeastern Technical College is excited for our students to continue their adventure to complete the goals you have set for themselves in higher education. Together, we will complete the steps necessary to move you towards graduation.

Please continue to check your NETC email for important updates. Visit NETC's webpage ( and click the new online learning resource banner to access useful information, engagement opportunities, and tutoring availability.

Please remember no course work is a requirement until after April 1, 2020.

If you have additional questions, please call (843) 921-6900. All college phone lines, emails, and online services are being monitored remotely during the closure.

Stay safe and well,
Dr. Kyle Wagner, NETC President

Remote Learning Link


In response to SC Governor Henry McMaster's news conference today, Northeastern Technical College is following the governors most recent Executive Order regarding the 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, by moving all classes for the remainder of the Spring semester to an online format. Courses are currently suspended until March 31st, but will resume on April 1, 2020.

At this time NETC faculty and staff are making adjustments to classes to ensure the continuation of quality learning, and most importantly support our student's academic success. We will continue to work with the Department of Education and the South Carolina Governor's Office to provide updates. Please continue to monitor the college's website and social media pages for updated information.


Due to the on-going developments regarding the 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Northeastern Technical College (NETC), following Governor Henry McMaster's Executive Order, is suspending all classes March 16 through March 31, 2020. The suspension includes all online, distance learning, and face-to-face offerings. Courses will resume on April 1, 2020. All NETC campuses are closed to the public through March 31, 2020.

NETC Board members, administration, faculty, and staff are working together to outline a detailed plan of action, ensuring the continuation of quality learning. NETC's primary concern remains the safety of students and employees.

"We take the health and wellness of our campus community seriously. We will provide updated information as warranted by any new developments," said Dr. Kyle Wagner, NETC President.

NETC will continue to work with the Department of Education and the South Carolina Governor's Office to provide updates. Please continue to monitor the college's website and social media pages for updated information.

Forward all media inquiries to Erin Fann, NETC Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at or call (843) 921-6916 for more information. The Public Relations Division's objective is to assist the media as much as possible without compromising the safety and efficiency of the college's operations.


Due to the temporary closing of Northeastern Technical College, we have rescheduled dates for the TEAS and NACE testing for Nursing Students. The TEAS test that was initially scheduled for March 19th has been rescheduled to April 2, and your scheduled time will remain the same. The NACE test that was initially scheduled for March 19th has been rescheduled for April 16th, and your scheduled time will remain the same. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the NETC Nursing Department at 843-921-6984


Due to on-going developments regarding the 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Northeastern Technical College is following Governor Henry McMaster's Executive Order by canceling all classes, including online, distance learning, and face-to-face, through March 31, 2020. Courses are expected to resume on April 1, 2020. All Northeastern Technical College campuses will be closed to the public through March 31, 2020.

As always, our primary concerns remain the safety of our students and employees and ensuring the continuation of quality learning. We will continue to work with the Department of Education and the South Carolina Governor's Office to provide updates. Please continue to monitor the college's website and social media pages for updated information.


Northeastern Technical College (NETC) is closely monitoring the developments surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and continues to follow updates provided by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"Northeastern Technical College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus and potential cases in the state," said NETC President Dr. Kyle Wagner. "We will continue to follow reports locally and nationally, and follow SC DHEC recommendations."

"NETC has contingency plans in place, and we're prepared and authorized through our accrediting body, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), to deliver our face-to-face classes through online and distance learning modalities if the need arises. This will help to ensure that our student's academic progress is not impacted," he continued.

At this time, the immediate health risks for our students and community is low. However, NETC is prepared to act quickly to protect the health of our campus and community.

There is misinformation about the virus circulating. Make sure you have the facts and current information by visiting the SC DHEC and CDC websites

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You (pdf)
2019-nCoV Quick Facts

Here's a few important steps that you can take for your own personal wellness and help us maintain a healthy campus community.

If you are sick, stay home. Avoid contact with others until you are well.

Always practice good hygiene. Good hygiene is not only a good practice, but helps prevent the spread of cold, flu, and other illnesses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Be certain to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid sharing food, cups, utensils, etc. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

When possible, limit physical contact with other people. It is highly recommended that people limit their physical exchanges with people. For example, instead of a handshake, try a fist or elbow bump.

Northeastern Technical College takes the health and wellness of our campus community seriously. Updated information will be provided as warranted by any new developments.

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