Abbeville County Career Center


Thank you to everyone that attended our annual Community Night it was a wonderful evening. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year!

Mr. Tim Hall: 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year

Message From the Director:

Welcome to Abbeville County Career Center, where preparing our students for the future is the norm! Abbeville County Career Center offers 7 programs of study: Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Project Lead The Way, Health Science, Cosmetology, Information Technology and Culinary Arts. The curriculum of each program continues to provide practical, interactive, and hands-on activities throughout the classrooms that directly relate to college readiness and career preparedness. Our programs continue to offer more rigor and growth through the process of integrating academic and career-ready standards, goals and objectives. 

Due to the Profile of the SC graduate, work-based opportunities and internship awareness has increased recruitment and retention efforts in all CATE programs that are offered. We continue to invest in our Center by offering sustainable programs that directly impacts our rural area.  The opportunities that CATE offers give our students an edge in the areas of Technical Skill Proficiency, Academic Achievement, and Placement Rates.  As in previous years, dual credit courses are offered as a part of the Project Lead the Way, Information Technology, Health Science, and Automotive Technology programs. Hands-on clinical training is conducted in the Health Science program and service learning in our Culinary Arts program. Clinical training is performed at the elementary schools in the district, Abbeville Area Medical Center, local doctor’s offices and nursing homes throughout the county. The Cosmetology program operates a clinic that is open to the public once a week and provides hair-care and skin-care services. Our Culinary Arts program continues to show improvements in the ProStart State Competition by placing 5th in the Restaurant and Tourism division. 

We are proud that our work-based learning experiences continue to grow from year to year. Additionally, our programs offer industry certifications and state licenses in the areas of Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, IT, Carpentry, and Health Science.  The certifications and licenses are ASE Brakes, Maintenance and Light Repair, Steering and Suspension, Registered Cosmetologist, ProStart, Safe Serve, First Aid/CPR, CNA, Pharmacy Tech, Network +, CompTia A +, and Microburst. We encourage business partners, community members, organizations, and parents to continue to participate in school activities and annual school improvement projects.  We pride ourselves on staying up to date with business and industry trends so that our students complete our programs with the skills that lead to success and sustainable lifestyles.

Dorinda Bell 
Career Center Director

Bell Schedule:

2nd Year Students: 8:30-11:00

1st Year Students:

Thank you to our local Sponsor

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