SC Tech System unveils Centralized Online Course Database (COCD)

July 16, 2008

New web site allows public to search the online courses at all 16 technical colleges
COLUMBIA, SC – July 16, 2008 – The South Carolina Technical College System announces the launch of a new web-based service that allows people to search for online courses offered at any of the state’s technical colleges.

Called the Centralized Online Course Database (COCD), the search tool features a very user-friendly interface that allows visitors to search online course offerings by college, by term, by year, by course number or by any combination thereof. The COCD lists nearly 2,000 online courses in dozens of fields of study.

“What’s great about this new searchable database is that anyone with a computer and an internet connection now has access to all of this information at one centralized location,” said Darlyn Caldon, the System Office’s Instructional Technology Program Coordinator. “Before now, if someone wanted to see all the online courses at all the colleges, they’d have to visit each college’s web site individually.”

The COCD is designed to provide the searcher with information about which courses are offered by which colleges and when the courses will be offered. Prospective students will need to contact the college offering the course to book a seat in that course on a space-available basis.

A link to the Centralized Online Course Database is featured on the System’s web site at, or visitors may go directly to the following link:

The South Carolina Technical College System
The South Carolina Technical College System is an integral part of the state’s higher education system and makes college affordable and accessible to all people through its 16 colleges across the state. The South Carolina technical colleges are key partners in South Carolina’s economic development efforts and provide a continuum of education and training for businesses and individuals.

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