The Corporate and Community Education Division (CCE) at Tri-County Technical College offers Fast, Flexable, Focused training programs to promote and support individual success, our community and economic development.
The CCE program offerings include nationally-recognized certification programs, QuickJobs training, short courses, seminars, workshops, and apprenticeship opportunities. Courses are provided in a variety of formats from in-class, to on-site, to hybrid, to online courses, and they are designed to help individuals get hands-on experience to help them secure employment.
A current schedule of classes is available in the Corporate and Community Education Customer Resource Center in the Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton Campus or by calling 864-646-1700 or visiting the division website at www.tctc.edu/Corporate_and_Community_Ed.xml.
QuickJobs Training Programs
These short-term certificate programs provide training for high-demand middle-skills jobs. While these program are designed to lead to immediate employment, many of the courses will transfer for credit toward Tri-County Technical College’s academic programs, for students ready to seek a degree.
Here are a few facts about the QuickJobs Training Programs:
- Programs are six months or less, and some are as short as a few weeks.
- All QuickJobs programs include a national and/or state certification, or third-party certification (Participants must successfully complete all testing requirements in order to receive certifications).
- QuickJobs Training Programs have been developed for fields where there is strong local job growth, including:
Small Business Start-Up & Entrepreneur Development
For those considering starting a business or exploring ways to make a current business more profitable, CCE offers an array of business development courses. This division works with many Small Business Centers, Chambers of Commerce and private resources, offering cutting edge curriculum. Along with business development courses, CCE also offers technical training for business services, including:
CCE conducts WorkKeys assessments in support of the SC WorkReady Communities initiative. WorkKeys assessments measure workplace skills critical to job success and are recognized by many of our local employers. The skills tested, which include Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information, are valuable for any occupation, skilled or professional, at any level of education, and in any industry. Successful completion in all three skill areas will result in a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). CCE offers free CareerReady 101 access, which allows individuals to practice for the test online, and as often as needed. For more information, visit www.tctc.edu/workkeys.
American Heart Association First Aid and CPR Courses
CCE’s First Aid and CPR courses are designed for healthcare professionals, business and industry employees, or the general public. Courses are taught to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) for First Aid and CPR training. Additionally, courses can assist businesses meet workplace compliance with OSHA guidelines. In addition to training classes that can be taught at a worksite or organization, open enrollment courses are available.
The Center for Business Training Excellence
This center provides a wide range of QuickJobs Certificate programs and courses for basic computer training, desktop applications, IT Certifications, office skills, small business and small business start-up, photography, construction, criminal justice, and a selection of hundreds of online programs and courses. This Center also provides QuickJobs Certificates in topics such as culinary arts and real estate.
The Center for Workforce Excellence
This center provides training and services to manufacturing or service industries, government agencies, and individuals on topics such as supervision, management, team-building, and specific training to upgrade the technical skills of industrial employees, and more. The SCMC Certified Production Technician QuickJobs Certificate program, one of the most popular programs, prepares workers for entry-level industrial positions.
The Center for Transportation Excellence
This department offers QuickJobs Certificates in Class A (160 hours) and Class B (70 hours) commercial driver’s license training, as well as a 40-hour Refresher course. The Class A and Class B training provides the required hours needed to test and become licensed as a commercial driver. The refresher program provides necessary training for individuals who have a current CDL license, but have been out of driving for more than a year, to update skills and become marketable as a truck driver once again. This department also offers defensive driving for both automobile (4-point reduction available once every three years upon completion of the course) and commercial drivers, .
The Center for Health Care Excellence
This department offers courses and certificates in several in-demand health care career areas. The course of study for each of our certificates meets state or national professional standards and qualifies the student to take the state or national exam in that specific career field. Programs offered include direct patient care and administrative support. CCE’s health care department also offers professional development hours and approved CEUs in specific career fields. Area healthcare facilities and organizations can also request customized training programs.
The Center for Highway Construction Excellence
This area provides training and certification for the highway construction industry, including National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum, the NCCER heavy equipment operator, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) materials testing technician certifications in the areas of asphalt, coarse aggregate, earthwork/base course, bridge foundations, and pavement preservation. QuickJobs training is also available for individuals interested in becoming certified as SCDOT asphalt and earthwork/base course technicians.
CCE’s Life and Leisure courses offer a variety of courses that include handgun safety, photography, drivers’ education, writing, sewing, language classes, and more.
Financial Aid Through CCE
Students enrolled in Corporate and Community Education (non-credit) classes are not eligible to receive the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, or Lottery Tuition Assistance. However, the following tuition assistance and loan programs are available for Corporate and Community Education courses and QuickJobs Certificate programs:
- Scholarships covering full tuition are available for qualifying students taking the South Carolina Manufacturing Certified (SCMC) course. See www.tctc.edu/scmc for more information on the course.
- Through a federal grant Make It In America challenge, CCE offers scholarships for qualified students seeking training in CNC Programming, Welding, Mechatronics, or Production Technician.
- Many of the CCE programs are eligible for VA education benefits, and some private funding may be available from Veterans Scholarships Forever.
- CCE also offers scholarships for qualifying women wanting to explore careers in Information Technology, Administrative Office, and Medical Office, and for students 50 and older through the AARP Back to Work 50+ program.
- Students loans are available through an arrangement with Wells Fargo bank.
- Scholarship grants are also available for individuals qualifying for Workforce Investment Act funds.
Additional information, about qualifications for CCE financial aid or other funding opportunities by calling 864-646-1700, visiting www.tctc.edu/learn, or stopping by the Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton Campus.
Business and Industry Services
CCE is a resource for the businesses and industries in our region, partnering with them to develop the workforce of the future through providing tailored training programs as well as apprenticeships and work study opportunities.
For businesses in the tri-county area, CCE offer courses and programs on-site at an organization’s location on a schedule that accommodates their business activities. CCE’s customized courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of each business customer by helping to identify the learning outcomes required to meet organizational goals, and then by developing the courses accordingly. Employees gain practical skills they can apply on the job. Those seeking more information may call 864-646-1700.