About the CTC Program

The Career and Technology Education Firefighting Program was created by the SC Fire Academy, SC State Firefighters’ Association, and the SC State Department of Education. High school students enrolled in this program receive quality instruction preparing them to obtain national firefighter certification.

With successful completion of both the course and national certification exams, students under 18 years of age receive provisional certificates which become effective on their 18th birthday.

Choose your county below to find out where you can enroll in the CTC Firefighter program!

Aiken County

  • Aiken Career Center

Anderson County

  • Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center

Beaufort County

  • Bluffton High School

Berkeley County

  • Goose Creek High School

Cherokee County

  • Cherokee County CTC

Chester County

  • Chester CTC

Chesterfield County

  • Cheraw High School

Dorchester County

  • Dorchester County Career and Technology Center

Fairfield County

  • Fairfield Career and Technology Center

Florence County

  • Hannah-Pamplico High School
  • Lake City High School

Georgetown County

  • Andrews High School

Greenville County

  • Donaldson Center Career Center
  • Enoree Career and Technology Center
  • Golden Strip Career Center
  • J. Harley Bond Career Center

Horry County

  • Horry County Academy for Technology and Academics

Kershaw County

  • Kershaw County Applied Technology Education Center

Lancaster County

  • Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

Laurens County

  • Clinton High School

Lexington County

  • Center for Advanced Technical Studies
  • Lexington High School

Marlboro County

  • Marlboro County High School

Newberry County

  • Newberry County Career Center

Pickens County

  • Pickens County Career Center

Richland County

  • Westwood High School
  • Lower Richland High School

Spartanburg County

  • R.D. Anderson High School

Sumter County

  • Sumter Career & Technology Center

Union County

  • Union County Career Center

Hear what real students are saying about the CTC Program!

Brytnee Laxner
Horry County

“Don’t be afraid. You have to show who you are and if this is something you’re passionate about,don’t let that fear get in your way.”

J’Quan Jenkins Johnson
Sumter County

“It makes me feel great. I mean, it’s something I wanted to do since I was little. Now, I’m actually living the dream and to me that’s big, that’s huge, and I love it.”

Lt. Cody Dyson
Sumter Fire Department

“It made really good, long lasting friendships and a really good bond for the fire department.”

Hunter Cockrill
Sumter County

“It’s just so much easier to get up in the morning knowing you’re going to do something you like to start off the day.”

Ashley Livingston
CTC Graduate

“One of the biggest things that the CTC program taught me to begin with was the actual family that you make in the Fire Service.”

Gavin Foxworth
Sumter County

“It’s a great program… You get your high school credits for it, you get to be hands on with things… it’s a big eye opener into the real world.”