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Tri - County Technical College (TCTC)

7900 U.S. Hwy 76, Pendleton, SC

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Citizens of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties are aware of the Tri-County Technical College which has been “the” college to go to for technical education. Students have benefited in many ways in fulfilling their dreams to work in major enterprises, manufacturing units and service industries. The tri- county Technical College is one of the sixteen dynamic institutions that comprise the nationally recognized South Carolina Technical College System. Today’s world is ever changing and new technology and new ways of management emerge every other day. The aim of this college is to prepare students to be able to not only cope with but also to succeed in whatever career they choose.

The Tri county Technical College provides a number of courses and students can select the classes they wish to take. You can enroll in one of the programs and create a pathway to your future. The aim is to provide students a ticket to the future with excellent training and skills development. It is said that in college you can mold students to face the world – its true – recognizing the potential of students and helping them maximize their skills is one way to prepare them. What you learn in college – remains as a lesson lifelong – this includes technical as well as personality development of the students.

You can choose from various courses such as majors in arts and science, business and public services, engineering and industrial technology or health education. You can also select from architecture, construction, business management and accounting and lots more. Choose one that matches your career goals and you are all set for a promising future.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $8,000-$9,576
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $150-$180 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $340-$410 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$5,448
Receiving Student Loans26%$4,301

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Tri - County Technical College may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Tri - County Technical College compared to community colleges located in South Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 TCTCAnderson CountySouth Carolina
Graduation Rate9.2%-11.8%
Transfer-out Rate43.5%-18.3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2001)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Data Processing (A)

Construction Trades

  • Masonry (C)

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Production Technologies (A, C)
  • Quality Control Technology (C)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (C)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (A)
  • Engineering Technology (A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)

English Language and Literature

  • Rhetoric and Composition (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

  • Welding (C)
  • Machine Tool Technology (A, C)

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (C)

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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