The school year, 1967, marked the opening of one of the first four vocational centers in the state of South Carolina. The Aiken County Vocational Center, a trade and industrial school, was created to serve students from all high schools in Aiken County. The first director was R. L. Coffey. Locally, Minnie B. Kennedy, a strong advocate of vocational education, was instrumental in promoting the need for a vocational center. She was supported in her efforts by board members J.G. McElmurray (Chairman), C.T. Marsh (Vice-Chair), B.T. Brinkley, J.R. Barton, J.C. Busbee, B.F. Gunnels, G.V. Mundy, F.S. Eaves, S.H. Boatwright, R.W. Boylston, J.P. Kneece, and Superintendent A.J. Rutland.
During the school year 1986-1987, the name of the school was changed to the Aiken County Career Center. During the school year 1999-2000, the name of the school was changed to Aiken County Career and Technology Center.
VOCATIONAL DIRECTORS: R.L. Coffey, 1966-1975; Bobby Huskey, 1975-1977; Robert Hulsebus, 1977-1978; Joseph Marshall, 1978-1986; Thomas M. Goforth, 1986-1992; Joe H. Dowling, 1992-2000; Kathy S. Mixson, 2000-2007; Patrick O’Neill 2007-2010; Brooks Smith, 2010 - Present
Our mission at Aiken County Career and Technology Center is to provide all students with a variety of learning activities to accommodate their individual learning styles and career objectives. Students will learn essential knowledge and skills by actively solving problems and producing quality work, which will enable them to enter successfully the workforce as confident, productive citizens.
Aiken County Career and Technology Center
2455 Jefferson Davis Highway
Warrenville, SC 29851
Phone: (803) 593-7300 FAX: (803) 593-7115
Director: Brooks Smith- email@example.com
Assistant Director: Michael Orsini - firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Counselor: Allison Crow - email@example.com
CATE Coordinator: Debbie Hubbard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to School
From North Augusta:
Take US-25/ SC-121/ SC-230/Martintown Road E to US -1 North /US 78E
Continue on US -1 N for approximately 6.5 miles
Destination will be on your right immediately after passing Reid’s grocery store on also on your right
If you reach Aiken Technical College, you’ve gone too far
Take US-1S/US 78W/ SC-19N/ Richland Ave SW toward SC-19N/Laurens St NW to
US-1 S/US-78W/ Richland Ave W
Continue on US-1 S for approximately 6 miles
Destination will be on your left immediately after passing Aiken Technical College on your right.
If you reach Reid’s grocery store, you’ve gone too far
Students from the following High Schools can attend the Career Center
Approximately 600 annually