Jul 10, 2020  
2015-2016 College Catalog 
    
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Overview



Message from the President

Thank you for choosing Tri-County Technical College to be your partner in education as you prepare for a successful and rewarding future.

At Tri-County Technical College, our students come first. We are committed to your success. Excellent instruction, small class sizes, and a caring, dedicated faculty and staff are just a few of the reasons students choose Tri-County.

With four campuses to serve you - Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and the Oconee Campus at the Hamilton Career Center in Seneca - pursuing your education has never been more convenient. We also offer online courses and evening classes as well as courses in learning centers located in Sandy Springs and Honea Path. Our students are eligible for a number of federal and state financial aid and scholarship programs, including Pell grants and State lottery tuition assistance, which makes the cost of attending Tri-County very affordable.

As you peruse the pages of this Catalog, you will see a wide variety of career programs that prepare students for the workplace of now and the future, including programs in business and public services, health education, and engineering and industrial technology. We also have a strong university transfer program to prepare students for entry into a four-year college or university. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence, and we have nearly 30 external advisory committees that help us keep our programs aligned with the ever-changing needs of the workplace. Area employers seek out and hire Tri-County Technical College graduates, and many of our alumni have risen to top management positions with local, national, and international corporations.

No matter your background, you will feel at home at Tri-County Technical College. While our average age is 24, our students range in age from the teens to the sixties, and they come from diverse racial, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds. I invite you to visit us at your earliest opportunity to meet our outstanding faculty and staff and to and see for yourself the excellent facilities, programs, and services we have to offer.

Best wishes as you pursue your educational goals.

Sincerely,


 

Ronnie L. Booth, Ph.D. President

College Mission

Tri-County Technical College, a public community college, focuses on teaching, learning, and helping students reach their goals. The College supports economic development for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties in South Carolina by preparing a highly-skilled workforce.

Role and Scope

  • An open-door institution of higher education, the College offers affordable, accessible, collaborative, and learner-centered instruction. Offerings include university transfer associate degree programs and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in more than 70 majors associated with business, health, public service, and industrial and engineering technologies. The College also offers developmental courses for students who need to improve their basic academic skills.
  • The College promotes economic development in the region through customized education and training for local businesses and industries through credit and continuing education offerings and a variety of workforce training programs.
  • The College has campuses located in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and Seneca, as well as learning centers in Honea Path and Sandy Springs. The College also offers online classes and a variety of academic and support services.

College Vision

Passionate people transforming lives and building strong communities one student at a time.

College Values

INTEGRITY: To be our ideal selves, doing right, and upholding and demonstrating high ethical standards at all times.

RESPECT: An understanding that everyone is important and is valued. To be open to accepting and balancing the different views of yourself and others. To preserve dignity in ourselves and others and to interact in a manner that promotes trust, openness, and understanding.

COMMUNITY MINDED: To be good citizens within the College community, upholding policies and procedures and taking responsibility for making the working and learning environment better for all. To go above and beyond the boundaries of our position descriptions, departments, or divisions and work for the overall good of the College.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: The desire or drive to make improvements each and every day in ourselves and our environment.

Hours of Operation

Standard hours of operation for the College are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Some offices keep extended hours in the evenings. Interested persons may contact the individual offices for specific hours of operation.

College Information

The Admissions Office provides general information on enrollment, programs of study, and campus events.  To request information and to be added to our mailing list, contact Admissions at 864-646-1550 or info@tctc.edu.

Campus Visits

Tri-County Technical College has four campuses: the Pendleton Campus, located at 7900 Highway 76 in Pendleton, SC; the Anderson Campus, located at 511 Michelin Boulevard in Anderson, SC; the Easley Campus, located at 1774 Powdersville Road in Easley, SC; and the Oconee Campus at the Hamilton Career Center, located at 100 Vocational Drive in Seneca, SC. The College encourages prospective students to visit our campuses.  Small group walking tours are held on the Pendleton Campus on most Fridays at 11 a.m.  Large group tours and tours of a different campus are available upon request.  Contact Admissions at 864-646-1550 or info@tctc.edu to make a reservation.

Accreditation

Tri-County Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tri-County Technical College. (www.sacscoc.org)

Accreditation information for the following individual programs is noted elsewhere in this Catalog under the specific program heading: Associate Degree Nursing, Business Technology (Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Management), Early Childhood Development, Expanded Duty Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Veterinary Technology.

Institutional Memberships

  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
  • Chamber of Commerce, Clemson (Pickens)
  • Chamber of Commerce, Anderson
  • Chamber of Commerce, Oconee
  • Chamber of Commerce, Walhalla (Oconee)
  • Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA)
  • Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Innovate Anderson
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • Oconee Economic Alliance
  • SC Association of Community College Trustees
  • SC Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
  • Upstate SC Alliance

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of Tri-County Technical College to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees and to provide educational opportunities to students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, qualifying disability, veteran’s status, age, or national origin, in compliance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Revised Order 4 of the Department of Labor, the South Carolina Human Affairs Law of 1972, the Format Memorandum issued by HEW in August of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Student inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:
Linda Jameison, Assistant Vice President, Student Support and Engagement, Pendleton Campus, Student Center, Room 159, 864-646-1562.

Employee inquiries may be directed to:
Sharon Colcolough, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Pendleton Campus, Ruby Hicks Hall, Room 103, 864-646-1790.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Tri-County Technical College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Office of Disability Services, is located in the Student Center, Suite 155, and coordinates and ensures access to all programs and services by establishing reasonable accommodations for students with qualifying disabilities. Current documentation of a student’s disability is required and must be approved by the Coordinator of Disability Services prior to accommodations being issued. Documentation requirements and additional information can be found at www.tctc.edu/x800.xml.

Students with disabilities must self-identify and are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Stephanie Livesay Winkler, Coordinator of Disability Services, as early as possible, preferably before the first day of classes. Please call Disability Services at 864-646-1564 or e-mail swinkler@tctc.edu for more information.