We are a public, historically black, two-year technical college located in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina.

The General Assembly of the State of South Carolina authorized the establishment of Denmark Technical College in 1947 and the College began operation on March 1, 1948, as the Denmark Branch of the South Carolina Trade School System. At its inception, the institution functioned under the authority of the South Carolina Department of Education and was mandated to educate black citizens in various trades.

In 1969, the control of Denmark Area Trade School (Denmark Technical College) was transferred to the South Carolina Advisory Committee for Technical Training which acted under the supervision of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. During the same year, the name of the College was changed to Denmark Technical Education Center. In 1979, the institution was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and assumed its present designation as Denmark Technical College. Since 1948, the College has experienced significant growth and now takes pride in the fact that it has become a comprehensive two-year college which offers a broad range of programs and services. The College is located in Denmark, South Carolina, a small city of approximately 5,000 citizens. The campus stands on 53 beautifully landscaped acres of land conveniently located about 50 miles south of Columbia, 85 miles northeast of Charleston, and 50 miles east of Augusta, Georgia.

The College’s primary service area is comprised of Bamberg, Barnwell, and Allendale Counties with a legislated mandate to serve students throughout the state. As an open-door institution, the College provides affordable, post-secondary education culminating in associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates, to citizens from diverse educational and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Denmark Technical College engages, educates, and empowers students to impact the industry by identifying transformative solutions to complex issues in South Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Vision Statement

To be an exemplary historically black college, providing premier technical education that exceeds industry standards.


Denmark Technical College will embark upon its mission towards realizing its vision by adhering to the following values:

EXCELLENCE We are dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence in all facets of the College through the highest educational standards for student achievement, excellent and transformative faculty teaching, dedicated service, and co-curricular activities.

LEADERSHIP We will act as role models, inspiring others, encouraging ambition, drive, grit, and perseverance as we work together toward a common goal and vision.

STUDENT CENTERED Students are our top priority, and we are committed to helping them become globally competitive in an enriching, stimulating and supportive environment.

INTEGRITY As an institution, we must ensure that we are consistent in providing professional, reliable, and fair services for our students as well as the community stakeholders.

TRANSPARENCY Ensuring that all are aware of the successes and challenges of the college. SERVICE A commitment between faculty, staff, and students to serving and helping one another.

INNOVATION We will be forward thinking, creative, and proactive in our endeavors to advance Denmark Technical College.