The mission of the Fred P. Hamilton Career Center, in partnership with the home and community, is to enable students to become socially responsible citizens and life long learners in a global society.


2017-2018 HCC Course Guide 
It's the time of year we begin considering courses for the next school year. The HCC Course Guide is an in depth guide to all of the courses offered at Hamilton Career Center.  Go to Resources at the top of the page to access the course guide.  If you have questions about a course or program, please contact Mr. Greg Bearden, HCC Guidance Counselor.   


STARS Program Harvest Large Cabbage from Vocational Transition Garden

Students in the Vocational Transition Class at the Hamilton Career Center show off some of the cabbage they grew in their garden. The largest head weighed 12 pounds and was 12 inches wide. The students and class benefit from the green thumb of Mr. William Hare who was the  Career Center volunteer of the year for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students grew a variety of vegetables in their garden like broccoli, cabbage, turnip and collard greens, spinach, butter crunch lettuce and cauliflower. In the greenhouse they currently have tomatoes, beets, onions and sweet potatoes. Soon they’ll harvest some fresh cucumbers to go with their tomatoes!  Pictured from left to right (Destiny Green, Clay Smith, Mr. Hare, Eric Mealor, and Corey Swafford).

HCC Provides Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Girls

Historically, the trade careers are male-dominated. They can also be very lucrative careers, especially when compared to the traditionally female-dominated fields such as cosmetology. As the recent boom in construction and manufacturing has forced contractors to search for more trained workers, women are being accepted, even encouraged, to work in those areas. But making them aware of the opportunities is a little more difficult.

Hamilton Career Center has many talented and motivated students in various programs, and, due to an aging workforce, there is great need for trained workers in general.   SDOC is proud of the quality programs available at Hamilton Career Center and encourages parents and career counselors to help students think outside of the box when it comes to a career. Please contact the Hamilton Career Center for more information about their programs or see their website at HCC Faculty & Staff

Press Releases
  • Girls Engineering & Manufacturing for rising 9th & 10th graders Who: All rising 9th and 10th grade girls in the School District of Oconee County What: Four sessions of fun projects and field trips exploring engineering and manufacturing When: Mon ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 8:35 AM by Deb WICKLIFFE
  • STEM Search for all rising 6th & 7th graders Who: All rising 6th and 7th graders in the School District of Oconee County What: Fun hands-on projects and challenges exploring STEM When: Monday through Wednesday, June 13-15 ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 2:03 PM by Amy Welch
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We envision that all students:
  • are responsible…are ethical…and come from a well-nurtured home.
  • become involved in and care about their community.
  • are physically and emotionally ready to learn.
  • will have access to on-line computer services.
  • graduate as program completers.
  • participate in leadership events.
  • attend school 180 days a year.
  • have a strong desire to learn.
  • are well behaved.
  • have knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for success.
We envision a school:
  • where monetary resources are being applied to progressive, innovative programs that enhance technology.
  • where students will be provided the resources which allow them to achieve their maximum potential.
  • with greater community/business cooperation with apprenticeships and school-to-work programs.
  • where we can expand programs to meet the needs of the academically disadvantaged to enhance their future employability.
  • where all individuals strive to achieve their maximum potential.
  • where all individuals are respected.
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