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2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The College

York Commission for Technical Education

Ms. Geri Hopkins, Chair
Dr. A. Douglas Marion, Vice-Chair
Mr. Bruce D. Barre
Ms. Hunter R. Faile
Mr. James C. Hardin, III
Mr. Jack Holladay
Mr. Charles Z. Robinson
Mr. Jeffrey C. Sigmon
Dr. V. Keith Wilks
Mr. Chad C. Williams, Jr.

York Technical College Foundation

Mr. Greg Austin, President
Mr. Andrew J. Shene
Dr. Lori Dominguez
Ms. Porter Gable
Mrs. Danielle “Dee Dee” Henderson
Mr. Richard F. Jiran
Dr. Stacey Moore
Mrs. Nicki Nash
Mr. Terrence Nealy
Mr. Mark Nosacka
Mrs. Tisha Poteat
Mr. Al Reid
Mr. Jeffrey C. Sigmon
Mr. David Williams

History of The College

York Technical College opened in 1964 as a Technical Education Center and began with 60 students enrolled in seven programs all housed in one building. The College has grown in the past four decades from the initial enrollment to over 8,000 credit students annually enrolled in over 100 credit programs. The College campus has also grown from one building to 15. In 1974, York County Technical Education Center became York Technical College.

Mission Statement

Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success

York Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Through maximizing student success, the College seeks to contribute to the economic growth and development of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties and of the State. York Technical College has an open admissions policy for qualified students and annually enrolls 8,000-10,000 credit students. Through excellence in teaching and learning, the College provides program offerings, in a variety of delivery methods, in the areas of engineering technology, industrial technology, information technology, business, health sciences, public service, and transfer to senior colleges and universities. In addition, the College offers a comprehensive selection of corporate and continuing education courses designed to promote occupational advancement, personal interest, and business and industry growth.

Approved by the York Technical College Commission: October 9, 2012
Approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education: October 22, 2012


York Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of York Technical College.

The Commission on Colleges is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For all other inquiries, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to York Technical College.

Additional accreditation is associated with some specific programs and is described in the program information section of this catalog. Accreditation documents are located in the Office of the President.

Non-Discrimination Statement

York Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, veteran status, national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies. The Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Officer is Mr. James Robson, Dean for Student Engagement, York Technical College, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730. Telephone: 803-327-8047 or email at jrobson@yorktech.edu.

Campus and Buildings

York Technical College is located in Rock Hill, S.C. The modern campus with 15 buildings on 123 acres is 72 miles northwest of Columbia, S.C. and 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C. Campus facilities include the Administration building, five modern classroom buildings, Anne Springs Close Library, Student Services building, two shop buildings, Facilities Maintenance building, Grounds building, Child Development Center, Student Center, which houses the student bookstore, and the Baxter M. Hood Center. A detailed campus map may be accessed at www.yorktech.edu/maps-and-directions/.

Through off-campus centers, York Technical College brings high-quality higher education opportunities closer to the residents of Chester, Lancaster, and York counties. The Centers seek to contribute to the economic growth and development of each county by responding to the respective County’s educational and training needs. Information on each center may be obtained by accessing www.yorktech.edu/about/campuses.

York Technical College’s off-campus locations include:

Chester Center
525 College Place
Chester, SC 29706

Chester Utility Line Worker Center
553 College Place
Chester, SC 29706

Construction Trades Center
394 South Wilson Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Professional Truck Driving Facility
390 South Wilson Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730