DMTC History

A survey conducted by the Office of Research, Bureau of Urban and Regional Affairs, University of South Carolina during the mid 1960s pointed out a critical need for skilled personnel to meet the demands of the rapidly growing industry in Spartanburg County.
With a determination to meet the needs of the student population, and to promote the community's economic growth, the leaders in School Districts Three and Seven of Spartanburg County established the Daniel Morgan Technology Center. This center which was the first of three such schools built in Spartanburg County, was completed and opened for the 1968-69 school year.

The center was designed by Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc., of Spartanburg and built by Bryant Construction Company of Brevard, North Carolina. It is located on 31 acres in the Zion Hill Community just south of U.S. Highway 29 and about 2 miles east of Spartanburg. The center opened at the beginning of the 1968 school year with an enrollment of 375 students from Benjamin Mays, Cowpens, Pacolet and Spartanburg High Schools. Ten courses were offered.

The consolidation of schools in both districts has reduced the number of high schools being served by Daniel Morgan Technology Center to two. These are Broome High School in District Three and Spartanburg High School in District Seven.
The original building was expanded during 1976 with the addition of five new shop/lab areas. Today, due to program and school modifications, the Center offers a variety of semester, one-year, two-year and three-year courses.