Florence–Darlington Technical College

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Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College.svg
Type Two Year College
Established 1963
President Edward E. Bethea
Students 5,600
Location Florence, South Carolina, United States
34°14′32″N 79°48′46″W / 34.24222°N 79.81278°W / 34.24222; -79.81278Coordinates: 34°14′32″N 79°48′46″W / 34.24222°N 79.81278°W / 34.24222; -79.81278
Colors blue and gold
Nickname Stingers
Website http://www.fdtc.edu

Florence–Darlington Technical College is a 2-year community college in Florence, South Carolina. It is a part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

The Florence-Darlington Technical Education Center was established in 1963 and presently serves Florence, Darlington, and Marion counties. The College's initial enrollment of 250 students now exceeds 6,000 students. Its original campus of less than 10 acres (4.05 ha) has expanded to nearly 240 acres (97 ha) with a modern complex of eight major buildings totaling nearly 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2). Including the SIMT building built in 2009.

The college operates sites in Hartsville, Lake City, and Mullins. The college also operates a large health sciences complex in downtown Florence entirely devoted to careers in the health arena.

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