TCL offering three new high-tech industrial programs

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Photo: TCL industrial technology instructors Rick Eckstrom (left) and Tim Newsome (right) work together on a 3,000 watt inverter and solar panel that will be used in TCL’s new solar technology programs.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry will now offer programs in solar photovoltaic technology, solar thermal technology and avionics to prepare students for high-tech careers that are … Continue reading


Criminal Justice student excels at TCL, The Citadel

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Photo: TCL President Richard Gough presents the 2014 Trooper Smalls Award to criminal justice graduate Chelsie (Looker) Heathcoat.   Technical College of the Lowcountry graduate Chelsie (Looker) Heathcoat was recently recognized for her excellence in putting her passion for justice to work in her studies in the criminal justice program.   Recently, Heathcoat was honored as TCL’s recipient of the … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, Beaufort Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 MacLean Hall Boardroom TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29902   AGENDA   Call to Order                                                                                         Consent Agenda                                                                                  TCL Foundation Report                                                                     President’s Report                                 Chairman’s Report                                                Executive Session                                                                                Adjournment                                                                  The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for … Continue reading


Wind turbine generates power to pump water through Beaufort campus lagoon

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Photo: Civil Engineering Instructor Rick Eckstrom helps students build the campus wind turbine in 2010.   With the combined forces from TCL students, faculty and staff, a 4-year-old wind turbine is now generating electricity to bring a once algae-infested lagoon back to life.   In 2010, TCL received a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to rebuild and refocus sustainability … Continue reading