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Now Is the Perfect Time to Enroll at TCTC South Carolina is in the midst a skills gap, where there are more middle-skilled jobs than qualified workers, and more jobs are being created every day! Employers are looking for trained applicants with 21st century work skills, technical skills and experience, but there currently arenâ€™t enough qualified applicants to fill those jobs. Nowâ€™s the time to take advantage of this amazing opportunity! Get trained and certified through Tri-County Technical College today and be employed in a respected and rewarding career tomorrow!
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Tri-County: Helping Students Succeed Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow...................................................................4-5 Smaller Classes for More Involved Learning................................................6 Connections with Faculty.................................................................................6-7 Services that Support You................................................................................8-9 At TCTC, our goal isn’t only to train and certify you;
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our aim is to give you the EDGE you need to excel in whatever you do, whether you’re heading directly into the workforce or transferring to a four-year university! By the time you’re finished at TCTC, you’ll have an edge over the competition by being: Employable
TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN ADMISSION OR EMPLOYMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, QUALIFYING DISABILITY, VETERAN’S STATUS, AGE, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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For more than five decades, Tri-County Technical College has been equipping students of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties with the skills, abilities, and credentials to go out into the workforce and excel. Since its foundation in 1962, Tri-County has grown into one of the largest technical colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System, spreading to four campuses and two learning centers around the Upstate and educating more than 6,500 students every semester. Tri-County follows an â€œopen doorâ€? admissions policy, providing opportunities for all to achieve a higher education.
Here at Tri-County Technical College, we know that the world is constantly changing, and we work with you to equip you for those changes and prepare you for the future. Tri-County Technical College offers more than 70 programs designed to train and prepare you for going straight into the workforce in your chosen field of study, as well as courses that lay a solid foundation for transferring to a 4-year university. We offer courses during the day, evening, and online in a number of different career clusters including manufacturing, media technology, business, health sciences, information technology, public safety, and more (see pages 18-31). Browse through the following pages to read more about what Tri-County can do for you today!
Tri-County: Helping Students Succeed
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In order to best prepare you for your future, Tri-County Technical College is already looking ahead! Here at Tri-County, we regularly collaborate with industry leaders to ensure the curriculum and work-based learning opportunities remain updated and relevant. We also offer a variety of scholar programs, co-ops, internships, and apprenticeships to help produce work-ready graduates that can easily transition from student to employee. Tri-County also prepares students for continued higher education through our University Transfer programs (see pages 32-34). Whatever your future goals, Tri-County can help you achieve them!
John Dewey was ahead of his time when he said, “Without application, principles and ideals have no bearing and no test.” Tri-County’s Work-Based Learning program provides the opportunity to better prepare for your future by giving you the chance to apply classroom teaching with real-world experiences. You’ll be immersed in the culture and training of top businesses and industries in our service area – and earn a salary while you learn.
TCTC students earn on average $15/hour for work-based learning experiences.
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76% of our WBL participants are offered full-time jobs stemming from their co-op work in the company.
United Tool and Mold manager Jeromy Arnett says there’s the belief that somehow it’s a failure when a young person doesn’t go from high school to a four-year college. “It’s a stigma that we’re trying to get over, especially in our schools,” Arnett says. “Just because they don’t have a sheet of paper hanging on the wall saying they went to school for four years doesn’t mean that they’re any less important to our country and the economy of our country than anyone else.” 5
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Easily Accessible Campuses and Courses At Tri-County Technical College, we want to make getting an education as convenient as possible. That’s why we’ve established multiple campuses all across the Upstate area. With locations in Anderson, Easley, Pendleton, and Seneca, as well as community centers in Sandy Springs and Honea Path, you won’t have to drive far to attend a class in person. We offer courses both during the day and evening to work around any schedule. Additionally, many of our courses can also be taken online so you can enjoy the benefits of attending Tri-County without having to leave your own home.
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Tri-County Technical College offers a variety of programs to assist every student. Whether you are a high school student looking to take some college courses, or youâ€™re an incoming student looking to connect with the College, we have programs specifically designed to help you succeed.
HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS CAREER PATHWAYS FOR SUCCESS
If you are a high school student and already know the technical career you want to pursue, you can explore our Career Pathways. Learn about courses you should take in high school to prepare your transition into a degree or certificate program at Tri-County. These pathways are designed to keep you focused on which courses are relevant to your career goals, potentially saving you from wasting time, energy, and money. Many pathways offer college credit and some will enable you to graduate with a high school diploma AND a college certificate.
For those interested in getting a head start on your general college education coursework, you can take courses at Tri-County as well. Courses are offered on our campuses as well as at some high schools and career centers. All youâ€™ll need is permission from your parents/guardians and principal, and you can start earning college credit long before graduating.
CAREER PATHWAYS FOR SUCCESS
Explore our Dual Enrollment Program for yourself at: www.tctc.edu/DualEnrollment
Explore our Career Pathways for yourself at: www.tctc.edu/CareerPathways
LEARNING THROUGH COMMUNITY AND CONNECTIONS If you are a first-time college student looking to connect with like-minded individuals, our learning community could be right for you. These linked and thematic courses are designed to provide new students with the skills, habits, attitudes, and connections necessary to succeed not only at TCTC but in life! From freshmen seminars to an assortment of courses focusing on particular topics, Learning Communities are designed to help students develop a better understanding of the learning process and acquire solid academic skills for success.
Fun Fact: Students involved in learning communities are more likely to complete coursework, continue their education, and graduate.
If youâ€™re driven by the thoroughness of crunching numbers, the excitement of closing a deal, or the empowerment of being your own boss, a career in business is a great option. Here at Tri-County Technical College, we offer the best educational opportunity in the business fields because we constantly evaluate the needs of real businesses in the Upstate area and update our programs to accommodate their changing needs. That way you know youâ€™re getting an education that truly prepares you for the work force. One of the really great things about our business programs is the partnership emphasis we have with a variety of industries. Our students have the opportunity to work in settings like hospitals, schools, real estate, charities and offices. Because of internships like these, the solid foundational coursework, and specialized training our students receive, our students experience an 85% hire rate.
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: ACCOUNTING Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Payroll Accounting Tax Accounting ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY Administrative Office Technology Administrative Office Technology, Medical Emphasis Administrative Support Data Entry Clerk Office Support Specialist
MANAGEMENT Business Foundations Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Human Resource Specialist
MANAGEMENT: BANKING & FINANCE EMPHASIS
CAREERS: Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Human Resource Assistants
Administrative Office Technology Management
Medical Secretaries Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Tax Preparers
PROGRAMS: Computer Technology Computer Technology: Information Technology Emphasis
CAREERS: Computer Network Support Specialist Computer Programmer Computer Systems Analyst Computer user Support Specialist
Database Administrator Information Security Analyst Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Technology is everywhere, and itâ€™s continuing to advance at unprecedented rates. There is an increasing need for skilled and certified workers to design, build, maintain, repair, and instruct the use of advancing technology. If this sounds like something youâ€™d enjoy doing, one of our Computer Technology programs is perfect for you!
Tri-County offers hands-on training that helps students prepare for entry-level positions, from business to industry, education to government. For students pursuing a career in computer programming, we offer the Associate Degree in Computer Technology. We also offer a degree emphasizing Information Technology for students interested in a career as a computer support technician or network support technician.
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TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Criminal Justice Technology Law Enforcement and Corrections Service
CAREERS: Correctional Officer Police and Sherriff’s Patrol Officer Security Officer
Serve and protect, uphold the law, and ensure order and security. These are the responsibilities of those working in the public service sector. Such jobs can be challenging and physically demanding, but few other occupations prove as rewarding at the end of the day. And there’s a steady demand for certified officers right here in the Upstate— about 20% of South Carolina’s jobs are part of government or military services. Our program covers an overview of court and corrections systems, as well as education and human service agencies. Not only will you learn practical, theoretical, and technical applications of the law, but you’ll also gain a broader understanding of the overall criminal justice system, truly preparing you for the next steps in your journey.
Child Care Management Today’s children are the future of tomorrow. That’s why it’s so vital that our
Early Childhood Development
children receive the proper development early on so they can gain the foundational skills necessary to succeed in life. If you feel called to work with young children and help them succeed, Tri-County’s Early Childhood Development program is right for you. Our program prepares students with a variety of learning tools ranging from on-site labs in local early care and public school settings to interactions with faculty and community professionals.
Infant & Toddler Care
Through TEACH, you could earn up to $1000 in Smart Money Bonuses along the way
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Early Childhood Development Child Care Management Early Childhood Development Infant/Toddler
CAREERS: Public School Teacher Assistants
Early Childhood Development
Director of Early Care Programs Early Care Program Teacher Head Start Teacher
Media Technology and Arts There are only a handful of colleges in our nation that offer a two-year degree in Media Technology & Arts, and Tri-County is one of them! With our program, youâ€™ll not only learn the technical aspects of operating equipment through hands-on training, but youâ€™ll learn to develop your own creative talents and communication styles through media arts. Jobs in this field are plentiful and growing demand has enabled us to offer more certificates in this program. If your passion lies in multimedia, photography, production, or graphic design, the Media Technology and Arts program is perfect for you!
Radio and Television Broadcasting
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Radio and Television Broadcasting Digital Photography Digital Production Techniques
Audio & Video Equipment Technician Broadcast Technician Camera Operator Electronics Technician Graphic Designer Media Production and Director Photographer Radio and Television Announcer Reporter and Correspondent
Sound Engineering Technician
If you’re the type of guy or gal that enjoys repairing or restoring vehicles in your free time, why not do the same thing while getting paid for it? With Tri-County’s Automotive Technology program, you can! With advancing technology and increasingly complex computer systems being installed into the majority of new vehicles, mechanics today have to have a solid understanding of both mechanical and electrical principles. Our program offers just that, all while training students in the testing, diagnosis, and servicing of motor vehicles, and ultimately preparing graduates for employment in automotive dealerships and service centers. Through Tri-County’s Automotive Technology program, your dream of a career as an automotive mechanic is within arm’s reach.
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From supermarkets to skyscrapers, HVAC technicians make sure the temperature is just right. In manufacturing, educational, healthcare facilities and more, they keep the air pollutant-free and the systems operating effectively. In residential settings, they make our lives comfortable, keeping us warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Residential Wiring
CAREERS: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician
Residential wiring is another great way to get started in the construction business. No matter the direction you choose, the hands-on training we offer will prepare you for a great future in a great field!
Electrical Power Line Installer and Repairer Electrical and Electronic Repairer, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrician
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Welding is ranked as one of the top ten fastest growing career fields in South Carolina by the US Department of Labor, and the number of phone calls we get from area employers looking for skilled welders attests to that! We have dedicated a brand-new space in the state-of-the-art Industrial
Welding Technology Industrial Welding
Technology Center to help train our students for these exciting and high-paying careers.
Multi-Process Welding Operation of Manufacturing Robots SMAW Pipe Welding SMAW Structural Welding
Students are trained in arc, MIG, dual-shielded flux-cored arc welding, and TIG welding, as well as, plasma, acetylene, and carbon arc cutting. Graduates are proficient in welding steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in structural and pipe applications. Co-ops are available in our area for future welders at Duke Energy, BMW and more!
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Manufacturing is completely different than it was just a few years ago. Today, manufacturing requires high levels of skill, expertise, training, and education. Fortunately, Tri-County offers all of those to students participating in our Manufacturing program. From automotive to engineering to mechatronics, our program covers a vast array of different manufacturing specializations to choose from. And thereâ€™s no better timeâ€”or placeâ€”to get involved in this field. CNC Programming and Operations
South Carolina is one of the best areas to get a job in manufacturing, with big name-brand companies like BMW and Michelin creating thousands of jobs in our area, and more companies are joining them every day! South Carolina is also experiencing phenomenal employment growth rates in aerospace and aviation industries, having created more than 17,000 jobs in our state. The vast majority of these jobs fall under manufacturing, providing high-skill, high wage jobs to qualified workers in our area. Combine that with the current skills gap, where there are more employment positions available than qualified workers, and it seems like there has never been a better time or place to start a lucrative career working in manufacturing!
Manufacturing Management and Leadership
Fun Fact: SC workers manufacturing workers earn 27% higher salaries than nonmanufacturing workers.
ENGINEERING SCICENCE TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: CNC Programming and Operations
Manufacturing Management and Leadership
Introduction to Manufacturing Management Technology
Introduction to Quality Assurance
Introduction to CNC
Manufacturing and Continuous Process Improvement
Engineering Graphics Technology
We have agreements in place that allow qualified Tri-County students to continue your education in chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, biomedical, or nuclear engineering at a four-year university.
Mechatronics Technology I General Engineering Technology
Mechatronics Technology II
Engineering Science â€“ Transfer Industrial Electronics Technology Basic Electronics
New for Fall 2015 MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Designed to help you reach the supervisory level in the manufacturing field by finetuning your leadership and communications skills, the MML program focuses on Lean Manufacturing practices, production scheduling, quality principles, and industrial safety.
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician Electrical and Electronics Repairer - Commercial and Industrial Equipment Electrical and Electronics Repairer â€“ Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical Power Line Installer and Repairer Electrician Engineering Technician Fire Line Supervisor/Manager of Mechanic, Installer, and Repairer First Line Supervisor/Manager of Production and Operating Worder Industrial Machinery Mechanic Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, and Weigher Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Worker Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter Tool and Die Maker
Allied Health professionals are essential to the healthcare system, making up to 60 percent of the workforce. Here at Tri-County, you can enroll in one of our allied health programs and receive hands-on training in a number of different settings.
From medical laboratories and surgical operating rooms to dental offices and pharmacies, our programs will train and prepare you for a fruitful career working in allied health. Our programs are so effective that other colleges have already taken notice of our graduatesâ€™ success. For example, Clemson University has recognized our ability to prepare graduates for a solid career and invites qualified Tri-County Medical Laboratory Technology graduates to be accepted in the Microbiology/ Biomedicine program with junior standing at Clemson.
Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Medical Assisting Medical Laboratory Technology
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Medical Assisting Medical Laboratory Technology Pharmacy Technician Surgical Technology
CAREERS: Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Medical Assistant Medical Laboratory Technician Surgical Technologist
Pharmacy Technician Surgical Technology
New for Fall 2015
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Learn pharmacy calucations, aseptic and non-sterile compounding, medication safety and use, and more to work skillfully in a pharmacy setting.
TRI-COUNTY PROGRAMS: Nursing (A.D.N.) LPN Transition to RN Health Science Nursing Preparation
CAREERS: Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse
Whether you’d prefer to be a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse, Tri-County’s nursing program can provide you with the training and preparation you need to achieve your academic and career goal. Our nursing program truly prepares students for the workforce by offering a number of courses covering a variety of relevant topics, from the humanities to biological and behavioral sciences, giving you a well-rounded and complete education. Add to that the hands-on training and individualized assistance from instructors and our nursing program will prepare you for anything you face in the workforce. It’s no wonder, then, that our graduates often meet or exceed state and national averages for pass rates during their National Council Licensing Exam. Additionally, our Licensed Practical Nursing program recently received a continued eight-year accreditation, the highest recommendation a program can receive from its accreditation body, due in part to “our experienced faculty and consistently high student evaluations,” says Practical Nursing Program Coordinator Julie Vernon. We also have an agreement in place that allows qualified graduates from Tri-County’s Associate Degree Nursing program to be accepted in the Nursing program with junior standing at Clemson University.
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Here at Tri-County Technical College, we’ve collaborated with other colleges in our region to provide a fully-developed educational program in the Pharmacy field, that enables you to start at Tri-County and complete at a partnering college. Our Pre-Professional programs provide you with the personalized assistance, educational training, and hands-on experience necessary to succeed with your continuing education and in the workplace. We offer a Pre-Pharmacy program that fulfills the prerequisite course requirements for application to the SC College of Pharmacy, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, and South University College of Pharmacy. Our Pre-Pharmacy program establishes a strong foundation of knowledge and experience that will aid in your success wherever you continue your education.
Veterinary Technology If you have a passion in caring for animals, our Veterinary Technology program could be perfect for you. Our program prepares students for a worthwhile career providing professional and technical support for veterinarians. You’ll learn to do it all, from applying anesthesia to diagnosing images to laboratory procedures, our hands-on training will prepare you for everything you need to know to effectively provide support and care for animals. And if the joy of helping animals wasn’t enough, know that Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are one of the top occupations requiring an associate’s degree with the most openings in South Carolina. With Tri-County’s program, you can be on your way to receiving your diploma and filling up one of those available positions in no time at all! We currently have an agreement in place that allows graduates from Tri-County’s Veterinary Technology program to be accepted in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences program with junior standing at Clemson University.
We’re home to BRIDGE TO CLEMSON:
This invitation-only program offers a unique experience for freshmen who narrowly missed admission to Clemson University. The Bridge program allows eligible students to complete their first year of college at Tri-County and continue on to Clemson University beginning in their sophomore year, so long as they earn at least 30 transferable credits and maintain at 2.5 GPA at Tri-County. While enrolled in the Bridge program, qualified freshmen have access to student life programs and services at both institutions, and Bridge students will live together in a local, off-campus apartment complex. Several other bridge and articulation agreements are in place for seamless transfers to four-year colleges and universities, and some of those agreements have their faculty teaching right here on one of our campuses. One of our skilled academic advisors will help put you on the transfer pathway that’s best for you and your future endeavors. Our Arts & Sciences Division offers full programs designed to give you the opportunity to complete the first two years of college work at Tri-County Technical College and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor’s degree. You’ll want to speak with an academic advisor as soon as possible to review the requirements for the college and major to which you plan to transfer with to ensure that all courses work toward achieving those goals.
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: Designed for students who plan careers in business, education, journalism, psychology, or other liberal arts fields.
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE: Designed for students who plan careers in computer science, engineering, medicine, agriculture, or other science-related areas.
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From TCTC to Med School George Krutitskiy has been able to fast track his road to medical school – and save money along the way – by completing the AS to BS 2+2 BIOSCI Articulation Program, a collaboration between Tri-County and Clemson University. He was able to take his first two years here and then transfer seamlessly as a junior in the top pre-med degree at Clemson. He has graduated from both TCTC and Clemson and is working at TCTC as a lab assistant while preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
“Following the completion of the 2+2 program at Tri-County Technical College, I felt the program provided me with several advantages over the students at Clemson University because the number of students in the classes in the TCTC part of the 2+2 program were much smaller. This gave me the opportunity to work with the professors individually and to ask questions on particular subjects to gain a better understanding on the material. I felt the curriculum prepared me for a good start at Clemson University. The transfer over to Clemson University was great, without having any trouble. The 2+2 program allowed me with the opportunity to receive a degree in biological sciences in a year and a half after transferring. The TCTC science staff was always willing to spend extra time with the students to give them a better understanding in the subjects that were part of the curriculum.” - George Krutitskiy
A growing number of high school honors students are enrolling in community colleges throughout the nation, and Tri-County is excited to add an Honors Experience for our high achieving students. The new Honors Experience will provide the challenges sought by academically focused students, and will provide opportunities to learn alongside others who share those high expectations for a college education. To qualify, a graduating senior must meet two of the following benchmarks: combined score of
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Important Numbers Main Number...................................................864-646-TCTC(8282) College Information....................................................864-646-1500 Admissions......................................................................864-646-1550 Financial Aid..................................................................864-646-1650 Career Services............................................................. 864-646-1577 Toll Free (within the 864 area code)................. 1-866-269-5677 TDD/VOICE................................................................. 1-800-735-2905 PENDLETON CAMPUS 7900 Highway 76 Pendleton, SC 29670 864-646-8361
ANDERSON CAMPUS 511 Michelin Boulevard Anderson, SC 29625 864-260-6700
EASLEY CAMPUS 1774 Powdersville Road Easley, SC 29642 864-220-8888
OCONEE CAMPUS Hamilton Career Center 100 Vocational Drive Seneca, SC 29672
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Complete an application for admission, available at www.tctc.edu/apply.
If you need a paper application, contact admissions at 864-646-1550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit a nonrefundable application fee. • By Mail (Send your check or money order to TCTC Business Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton SC 29670. Be sure to include your full name.) • By Phone (Call 864-646-1802 to pay by credit card.) • In Person (Pay at the Business Office in Miller Hall on the Pendleton Campus, or at our Anderson or Easley Campus locations.) Note: The application fee may be deferred based on economic hardship. The application fee deferral form is available on our website.
ASSESSMENT Provide satisfactory placement test scores
Apply for Financial Aid • Start at fafsa.gov. Use TCTC code 004926. • Submit all financial aid requirements by the priority date noted on the enrollment calendar to ensure your award is processed in time to pay for classes.
Submit a final, official high school transcript from an accredited or approved institution or official high school equivalency score report. Graduating high school seniors will be admitted without this documentation but must submit the final, official transcript upon graduation and by the deadline posted on the enrollment calendar. If you send proof of an associate degree or higher on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution, you do not need to provide your high school credential.
(COMPASS writing, reading and math taken within the past three years) or college transcripts showing an earned “C” or better in math and English coursework. Practice questions and additional information are available at tctc.edu under Admissions and Placement Testing. Walk-In testing is available (bring photo ID): Pendleton Campus, Miller Hall: Monday-Thursday 8 am – 5 pm Friday 8 am – Noon
Easley Campus: Tuesday 2 pm – 5 pm
Anderson Campus: Friday 8 am – Noon
Register for Orientation, which will include Advising and Registration.
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Note: A minimum reading score of 37 is required for admission.
Orientation is mandatory at Tri-County, but you can select the option that’s best for you: group or individual. • For Group Orientation, go to the eTC Message Center tab. In the Calendar of Events section, click on Orientation Schedule to register for your preferred date, time, and campus session. Be sure to bring your photo ID to orientation. Spaces are limited, so sign up now! • For Individual Orientation, go to the eTC Get Connected tab and click on Starfish. On the Starfish home page, look for the name of your Student Success Coach on the left side and click “See available appointments.” Find the bolded dates and click on a convenient time. Select the meeting reason and submit. For orientation assistance, call the Student Success Office at 864-646-1502, Anderson Campus at 864-260-6700, or Easley Campus at 864-220-8888.