Midlands Technical College

MTC Center for Entrepreneurial Success

  • Midlands Technical College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Success is home to a variety of programs to help small business owners and students explore their entrepreneurial ambitions. Co-located with MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing and Skills Center, the Center for Entrepreneurial Success also assists with prototyping and CAD.
  • Tom Ledbetter (803-822-3448, ledbettert@midlandstech.edu) (https://www.midlandstech.edu/about/center-entrepreneurial-success)

MTC Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Developed through the input of local entrepreneurs, the Midlands Technical College Entrepreneurship Certificate is a 27-credit hour program designed to help students learn to build their own small business. The Certificate’s courses cover fundamentals such as accounting, marketing, management and entrepreneurial concepts.
  • MTC Admissions Office (803.822.6714, admissions@midlandstech.edu) (https://www.midlandstech.edu/programs-and-courses/business/entrepreneurship)

MTC Enterprise Campus Business Accelerator

  • The Enterprise Campus, located in Northeast Columbia, offers several opportunities for growing businesses, including industrial site and the Business Accelerator building. This flexible, multi-bay building is designed to accommodate several emerging businesses as each ramps up for the next phase of production and delivery of its services and/or products.
  • Chuck Whipple, Executive Director (803) 691-3954, whipplec@midlandstech.edu) (https://www.midlandstech.edu/about/enterprise-campus)


  • The FastTrac® NewVenture™ and FastTrac® GrowthVenture™, offered by Midlands Technical College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Success, offer new and growing businesses a learning cohort to build the skillsets needed to establish a venture or accelerate an existing one. Specialized versions of these courses are sometimes offered to meet the needs of specific segments of our entrepreneurial community.
  • Tom Ledbetter, Assistant Vice President (803.822.3448, ledbettert@midlandstech.edu) (https://www.midlandstech.edu/about/center-entrepreneurial-success)