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.   


HCC PLTW Bio-Med Student accepted into GHS MedEx Academy
Madison Ranalli, a junior student at WHS and a student in the HCC PLTW Biomedical sciences program, was accepted into the Tier I MedEx Academy with GHS. She is 1 of 25 high school juniors accepted throughout the state of South Carolina. Madison will travel to GHS each weekday this summer for 4 weeks as she explores health care through simulations, lectures, workshops, research and community service. Madison's goals include attending medical school one day and this experience is most definitely a step to get her there

HCC HOSA qualifies for National Competition in June

HCC HOSA traveled to Charleston on March 8-10 with 11 students.  HCC HOSA students were among 1500 SC HOSA students competing in events such as biomedical technology, nursing assistant, MRC, Health Lifestyles, Medical Math, Transcultural Health, Extemporaneous Writing, Chapter Reflections, and Job Seeking Skills. Students who will proceed to the National Conference in Orlando, FL in June were 
Cadi Imbody and Madison Ranalli, 3rd place - Medical Reserve Corps Partnership; Maddie MacLachlan, 3rd place - Healthy Lifestyles;  Dansley Fricks, 3rd place - Extemporaneous Writing and Grace Towe, receiving full excellence rating for the HOSA Chapter Reflections Scrapbook.  

HCC DECA qualifies to compete at DECA's International Competition in Anaheim, CA in April.
HCC DECA attended the 74th Annual Career Development Conference in North Charleston, March 2nd to the 5th.  6 students representing Walhalla High School competed in marketing, hospitality and finance related career events, attended leadership sessions and networked with nearly 700 other marketing students from around South Carolina.  Serving at the 2016-2017 South Carolina VP of Marketing, senior Emily Dover helped to make this year's state conference a huge success.
HCC DECA will be among 18,000 other marketing students from around the world (US, Canada and 8 other countries are represented at ICDC) when they travel to Anaheim in April to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Competing in Business Finance Series will be Joshua Leonard who won 1st place at state and 3 other senior members, Emily Dover, Jansen Lail & Skylar Corbitt. will aspire to get on the fast track to college and career success. by having the opportunity to learn how to leverage their DECA experience to their advantage in their near future in college, interviews and internships. 


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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