TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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Community, prospective students are invited to learn more about TCL’s exceptional programs in massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology. Photo: May 2014 associate degree nursing graduates pose before their pinning and recognition ceremony. In addition to nursing, TCL offers programs in massage therapy, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.   The Technical College … Continue reading


Register now for TCL’s CNA course in Hampton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant course at the Hampton Campus H. Mungin Center this fall. The eight-week course will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, October 1 through November 25. Clinical training will take place on various days and times at the John E. Harter … Continue reading


TCL nursing program welcomes new simulation manikin

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Photo: TCL nursing students get their first hands-on experience with TCL’s newest high-fidelity simulation manikin.   He talks, breathes, and has a heartbeat. But he is not alive.   This life-like simulation manikin is the latest addition to a family of five other high-fidelity simulation manikins at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.   “The new manikin uses the most … Continue reading


Apply now for spring entry into TCL nursing program

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Photo: May 2014 associate degree nursing graduates pose before their pinning and recognition ceremony.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is accepting applications until September 2, 2014, for spring 2015 entry into its associate degree in nursing (ADN) program. Classes start in January.   “Prospective students don’t have to wait until next fall to start pursuing their dreams of … Continue reading


From dream to reality: a house to call home

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TCL graduate’s hard work, education lead to professional, personal success   Photo: Nancy Brink and her daughters Candace (left) and Katlyn (right) cut the ribbon to their new Lady’s Island home in front of family, friends and community officials.   On Thursday, June 24, Technical College of the Lowcountry graduate Nancy Brink cut a large red ribbon to the house … Continue reading


TCL honors 37 health sciences students at its July pinning ceremony

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On Thursday, July 24, hundreds of proud friends and family members packed the Technical College of the Lowcountry auditorium to recognize 37 graduates of TCL’s  Massage Therapy, Surgical Technology, Practical Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs.   The pinning and award ceremony allows students to receive the respective pins for their professions while being recognized by faculty, staff, friends, and family. … Continue reading


TCL Foundation meets at Hampton Campus

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The  Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation recently held its Board of Directors July meeting at the TCL Hampton Campus, H. Mungin Center in Varnville. The meeting included a tour of the facility, which was renovated in 2011 and features labs for welding and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tool technology. In addition, the Hampton campus offers programs in computers, … Continue reading


Swinging with the Superintendent a success!

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Inaugural golf tournament raises $135,000 to support new college scholarship program Photo: From left, TCL President Richard Gough, Board of Education Chairman Bill Evans and Superintendent Jeff Moss.   The Beaufort County School District’s inaugural Swinging with the Superintendent golf tournament today raised more than $135,000 to support a new scholarship program that will pay two years of college tuition to qualified … Continue reading


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


TCL offering new certificate in agriscience to support state’s largest industry

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Photo: TCL agriscience instructor Dr. Natavia Middleton reviews agriscience textbooks for program curriculum.   It’s more than green grass that unites farming, golf course management and landscaping. Agriscience is also a common bond.   Agriscience encompasses the application of science and technology to the plant and animal industries and includes a wide range of fields such as conventional and organic … Continue reading


Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCL

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Support from The Hospital Auxiliary for Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina Hospitals totals more than $350,000 over 19 years   For the 19thconsecutive year, The Hospital Auxiliary for Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina Hospitals has generously presented scholarship funds for Technical College of the Lowcountry students enrolled in health sciences programs.   The Hospital Auxiliary  presented a $15,000 check to the … Continue reading


SACSCOC reaffirms TCL accreditation

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The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted June 19 to reaffirm Technical College of the Lowcountry’s accreditation to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.   “This important accomplishment is the culmination of years of hard work by a team of dedicated faculty, staff and administrators and exemplifies the cooperation and support … Continue reading


Tough on crime; gentle with students: TCL’s Criminal Justice Instructor named Employee of the Year

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    TCL criminal justice instructor Michael Ricks is serious about teaching students how to fight and solve crime.  In fact, he’s so good at his job that he recently was named the 2014 Beaufort Rotary Club Employee of the Year.     “His statue-like appearance yet gentle demeanor command respect from his students as well as his coworkers,” Dr. … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, New River Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014 TCL New River Campus Boardroom 100 Community College Drive Bluffton, S.C.   AGENDA Call to Order Consent Agenda TCL Foundation Report Student Services Report FY 15 Budget Presentation President’s Report Commissioners Association Report Chairman’s Report Adjournment                                                                               The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed … Continue reading


Whale Branch Early College High School boosts number of seniors earning college degrees through TCL

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  Seven Whale Branch Early College High School seniors who will receive their high school diplomas Wednesday night have already completed their first two years of college. The students took full advantage of a partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry that allows Whale Branch students to take college courses – and earn two-year Associate’s degrees – while still … Continue reading


TCL works for student’s education, career

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Technical College of the Lowcountry’s motto “It’s working.” is true, according to the 2014 Commencement student speaker Yvonne Vicuna. In fact, even before she realized it, TCL was helping her make important business connections that would have lasting effects on her education and career.   In 2008, the Beaufort native was working as a construction coordinator in Bluffton when she … Continue reading


TCL’s student of the year turns a negative event into a positive future

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    Jonathan Bryant’s college success story is far from ordinary. It was a life-changing event that ultimately led to his pursuit of higher education at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.   Bryant, who was raised on Hilton Head Island,  dropped out of high school at age 17 to pursue his own entrepreneurship dreams. The ambitious teenager started a … Continue reading


New program will allow Beaufort County public school graduates to attend college tuition-free

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Beaufort County, SC (May 20, 2014) – The Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship (B3) was announced today by the leaders of the Beaufort County School District, Know2 Beaufort County and the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The new program will make a two-year college education at the Technical College of the Lowcountry available, tuition-free, to all qualified graduates of any … Continue reading


TCL’s class of 2014 honored at Friday’s Commencement

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Photo: TCL Area Commission Chair Gen. Art Brown, Presidential Medallion Recipient Mr. Skeet Von Harten, Commencement Speaker Brigadier General Lori Reynolds, and Dr. Richard Gough at the Commencement Reception held Friday before the graduation ceremony. The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Commencement Ceremony was held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 9 the Parris Island All Weather Training Facility. More than … Continue reading


TCL announces 2014 Commencement speaker

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce Brigadier General Lori E. Reynolds, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region, will deliver the 2014 Commencement address.   Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., this Friday, May 9 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. TCL will honor nearly … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held Friday, May 2

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 MacLean Hall Boardroom TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29902   AGENDA  1. Call to Order 2. TCL Foundation Report 3. Commissioners Association Report 4. President’s Report 5. Chairman’s Report 6. Adjournment   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy … Continue reading


TCL announces May ceremonies

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Student Awards Ceremony (honoring outstanding 2014 graduates and exceptional alumni) 11 a.m., Friday, May 2 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus   Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition Ceremony (honoring graduates of the associate degree nursing and physical therapist assistant programs) 1 p.m., Thursday, May 8 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus   Commencement Ceremony (honoring more than 300 associate degree, … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held Tuesday, April 8

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 MacLean Hall Boardroom TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29902   AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Consent Agenda 3. Transfer of Properties 4. TCL Foundation Report 5. Commissioners Association Report 6. President’s Report 7. Chairman’s Report 8. Adjournment         The … Continue reading


TCL wins national marketing awards

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Tops 1800 entries and earns fourth first-place award     The Technical College of the Lowcountry was recently honored in the prestigious National Council for Marketing & Public Relations annual Paragon Awards competition. TCL received a gold award for its television advertisement series and a bronze award for its  print advertisement series. This marks the fourth time that TCL has … Continue reading


New President Dr. Richard Gough brings higher education, military experience to TCL

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry welcomed Dr. Richard J. Gough as President in early January. Though Gough has been with TCL for only a few short months, he is already one of its biggest champions.   “TCL has all the parts that a great community college should have,” Gough said. “TCL gives people the opportunity to improve their lives. … Continue reading


TCL to offer low maintenance landscape class in April

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Learn what you can do today to increase your enjoyment and minimize future efforts in the garden.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education landscaping course will cover low maintenance and sustainable methods of creating and maintaining a landscape while considering the site, budget and time commitments. This three-part series will be offered at both the … Continue reading


TCL student named to all-state academic team

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Photo: TCL student Jonathan Bryant (center) was recognized during a March 18 ceremony at the State House. Also pictured are State Technical College System President Dr. Jimmie Williamson (left) and TCL President Dr. Richard Gough. (High-resolution photo available upon request.)   The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently named Jonathan Bryant of Hilton Head  to the South Carolina Phi Theta … Continue reading


TCL to offer new courses in geographic information systems

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The increasing workforce demand for Geographic Information System technicians has led the Continuing Education Division at the Technical College of the Lowcountry to add courses geared toward  geospatial careers.   GIS integrates computer software and hardware to collect, organize, analyze, and display geographically referenced data. Geospatial technologies extend into many fields and are prevalent in both local and federal government … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, Beaufort Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 MacLean Hall Boardroom TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29902   AGENDA 1.            Call to Order 2.            Consent Agenda 3.            Tuition Review / AY 14-15 4.            President’s Report 5.            Chairman’s Report 6.            Executive Session 7.            Adjournment     The Technical College of the Lowcountry … Continue reading


Public invited to college fair at TCL

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Get enrollment and transfer info from universities around the state and beyond   It’s never too late to go to college.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a college fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, February 20 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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Community, prospective students invited to learn more about TCL’s exceptional programs in massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.   Photo: May 2013 associate degree nursing graduates pose before their pinning and recognition ceremony. In addition to nursing, TCL offers programs in massage therapy, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.   The Technical College … Continue reading


February TCL Commission meeting rescheduled

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission February meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4.  The March 11 meeting has also been canceled. An agenda will be sent before the March 4 meeting.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified … Continue reading


TCL to host free college financial aid application workshops

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host three free financial aid workshops in February for any and all college-bound students. Events are as follows: New River Campus: Thursday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m., 100 Community College Dr., Bluffton; Beaufort Campus: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Building 12, 921 Ribaut Road; Hampton Campus: Thursday, Feb. … Continue reading


TCL helping transitional military get licensed, ready for civilian employment

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More than 90 licenses, certifications earned in a little over a year   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Transitioning Military Training Program has been offering classes for nearly a year, helping military members refine their skills to match the demands of today’s employers. And it’s working.   “Prior service members have a wealth of experience, but often have difficulty landing … Continue reading


TCL health sciences now accepting applications for fall semester

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TCL offers massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology programs, preparing students for health careers that are in demand and lucrative.   Photo: TCL Radiologic Technology Instructor Glenn Levicki (left) supervises a TCL student who demonstrates how to use radiographic equipment during a simulation learning exercise in the radiologic technology classroom. TCL also offers a certificate … Continue reading


Mather School Alumni invited to TCL ceremony

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Beaufort, S.C – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 21, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to … Continue reading


2014 TCL Area Commission Meeting Dates

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Please click here to view the 2014 TCL Area Commission meeting dates. Subject to change.     The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief.


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, Beaufort Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 MacLean Hall Boardroom TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29902   AGENDA 1.            Call to Order   2.            Consent Agenda   3.            Enrollment Report   4.            President’s Report   5.            Chairman’s Report   6.            Adjournment     The Technical College of the Lowcountry is … Continue reading


TCL honors 24 nursing program graduates

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry honored 24 associate degree in nursing graduates at today’s nursing pinning ceremony.   “We are so proud of these graduates for their perseverance and commitment to nursing excellence,” nursing program director Sharon Beasley said. “The TCL nursing program in particular is rigorous but produces extremely qualified and successful graduates, giving them the confidence they … Continue reading


TCL to honor 24 nursing program graduates Thursday

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold its nursing pinning ceremony Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.   Twenty-four associate degree in nursing program graduates will be recognized. In the last five years, about 215 students have completed the associate degree in nursing program.   TCL’s two-year ADN program prepares … Continue reading


TCL to close for holidays

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All campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be closed from noon, Wednesday, December 18 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, for the holiday break. Current and prospective students can visit www.tcl.edu to apply, register and pay for tuition. The registration and payment deadline is Friday, January 3.   Need help while the college is closed? There are several … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting December 10

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 Angus Cotton Academic Center Boardroom New River Campus 100 Community College Dr., Bluffton   AGENDA: I.            Call to Order/Consent Agenda II.            Budget Revision III.            TCL – Government Relations IV.            President’s Report V.            Chairman’s Report VI.            Adjournment   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to … Continue reading


TCL announces Educators of the Year

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently named three faculty and staff members as its 2014 South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) Educators of the Year. FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR: ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR: SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER  OF THE YEAR: Stacy Atkinson,Early Care and Education Instructor Larry Beckler,Director of Facility Management Lauren Fawcett,Library Specialist “These three TCL members exemplify … Continue reading


TCL announces Thanksgiving closure

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All campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will close at noon, Wednesday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday break. The college will also be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29. Current and prospective students can visit www.tcl.edu to apply, register and pay for tuition. In addition, there are other options for 24-hour assistance, 365 days a … Continue reading


Dr. Richard J. Gough named new TCL President

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has named Dr. Richard J. Gough President effective early 2014. The TCL Area Commission, TCL’s governing body,  announced Gough’s selection today.   “The TCL Area Commission is proudly looking forward to have a scholar-practitioner of Dr. Gough’s caliber become the college President,” General Arthur E. Brown Jr., Chair of the TCL Area Commission, said. “Dr. … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8 a.m., Thursday, November 7, New River Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Special Meeting 8 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 Angus Cotton Academic Center Boardroom New River Campus 100 Community College Dr., Bluffton   AGENDA: Call to Order Executive Session Adjournment                                                                                            The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or … Continue reading


TCL Presidential finalists announced

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Presidential Search Committee has announced three finalists. The TCL Area Commission will be interviewing the finalists beginning November 4.   The finalists are: Dr. Teresa E. Smith Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL   Dr. Luegina (Gina) C. Mounfield Interim President and Vice President for Academic Affairs … Continue reading


TCL wins regional marketing awards

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry was recently honored in the prestigious 2013 National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 2 Medallion Awards competition. TCL received five awards total: Gold: Outdoor Billboard Series, Video Advertisement Series, Digital Annual Report Silver: Print Advertising Series Bronze: Logo Design   The NCMPR District 2 Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications … Continue reading


Hampton resident joins TCL Area Commission

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Marjorie Thomas was recently appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to the Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission, which serves as the College’s governing board.   Thomas will represent Hampton County and replaces former commissioner Dr. William Small.   Thomas is a retired Area Director with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce after serving for 34 … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA Call to Order Consent Agenda Affirmation of Mission Statement Financial Report Accountability Report TCL QEP Briefing President’s Report Commissioner’s Association Report Chairman’s Report  Executive Session Adjournment   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed … Continue reading


TCL Foundation spring semester scholarship applications due November 14

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through 5 p.m. Thursday, November 14, for the 2014 spring semester at TCL. Classes begin January 8, 2014.   During the academic year, the Foundation will award more than $80,000 in tuition and book assistance to TCL students with demonstrated financial need. For more information on how to apply, … Continue reading


TCL to offer property management class in Hampton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education and the Fortune Academy of Real Estate will offer Property Management at the TCL Hampton Campus, H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle, Varnville. The 30-hour class is scheduled to meet from 6-10 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, October 21 to November 13. The cost is $279.   This course is required … Continue reading


TCL Foundation to host oyster roast and 5K fundraiser for students, programs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 3rd Annual “Oysters by the Bay” and newly added 5K on Saturday, October 26 overlooking the beautiful Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.  Runners and walkers may check-in beginning at 3 p.m.; the race will begin at 4:30 p.m.  Following the race, the Oyster Roast will … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two open houses in October to highlight its programs in health sciences that include massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology. Program applications will be accepted January 7 through April 1, 2014, for the fall 2014 semester start.  Download flyer here. The first open house will be held … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting to be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA Call to Order Consent Agenda Admission and Enrollment Services Report Employee Benefits Update President’s Report Chairman’s Report Executive Session Adjournment   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity … Continue reading


Remembering 9.11.01

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As we remember 9.11.01, we would like to encourage you, your classes, classmates and colleagues to observe a one-minute moment of silence Wednesday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m., the same time as the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center that day.


TCL PILAU program to present Men’s Health Expo

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry PILAU program will host a Men’s Health Expo at the TCL Beaufort Campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 13. The event is open to the public.   Participants will learn more about the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and more. The ACCESS … Continue reading


TCL, Beaufort Regional Chamber partner with BizBuilderSC to offer 12-session entrepreneur workshop

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered with BizBuilderSC to offer a twelve-session workshop open to entrepreneurs who want to expand their existing business and need the skills to make it grow.   NxLevel for Entrepreneurs (Existing Businesses) will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus  from 6 to 9 … Continue reading


TCL instructor visits China: experiences history, culture, healthcare

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Radiologic Technology Program Director John Eichinger recently returned from a ten-day trip to the People’s Republic of China. And as one would expect, his experiences were full of cultural, historical, and scenic excursions. However, Eichinger’s trip came with a twist – it was specifically designed for those interested in healthcare and included visits to several … Continue reading


TCL Foundation to hold “Swinging for Education” Golf Tournament to benefit students

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will hold its 2nd Annual “Swinging for Education” Golf Tournament Friday, September 13 at Hampton Hall in Bluffton.  The event, sponsored by CareCore National, will benefit Foundation student assistance.  Please visit www.tcl.edu/golf for details and forms.   “Student aid is more important now than ever,” Foundation Chair Sarah Reed said.  “Recent changes in … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission meeting will be held 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA   Call to Order Consent Agenda Area Commissioners Election of Officers Enrollment Update Financial Aid Update Funding Update President’s Report Chairman’s Report Executive Session  Adjournment                      … Continue reading


TCL to honor health sciences students Thursday, July 25

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MEDIA ADVISORY: July 22, 2013 Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | lcopeland@tcl.edu     The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold its summer health sciences pinning and recognition ceremony this Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.   Massage therapy, practical nursing, radiologic technology and surgical technology program graduates will … Continue reading


TCL offering new certificates in crime scene investigation, electronic health records

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PRESS RELEASE: July 18, 2013 Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | lcopeland@tcl.edu   The Technical College of the Lowcountry will begin offering three new certificates this fall: Crime Scene Investigation, Database/Reports for Electronic Health Records, and Networking for Electronic Health Records.   Click here for printable flyer.   “We are excited to add these certificates to the list of … Continue reading


July TCL Commission meeting canceled

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 16 has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, August 6 in the building 12 boardroom at the Beaufort Campus.


Independence Day Holiday Closing

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In observance of Independence Day, all campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Campuses will be open Monday, July 1 through and Wednesday, July 3 but no classes will be held these days.   The Beaufort LRC will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 1 … Continue reading


Apply now for spring entry into TCL nursing program

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Photo: TCL nursing Instructor Lynda Buss (right) assists a student in a simulation exercise using “Sim-Man,” a life-like manikin housed in TCL’s on-campus laboratory that simulates medical conditions ranging from allergic reactions to heart attacks, helping nursing students learn using real-life scenarios.         The Technical College of the Lowcountry is accepting applications until September 3, 2013, for … Continue reading


Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCL

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Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCL - Auxiliary support totals more than $340,000 over 18 years For the 18th consecutive year, Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary has generously presented scholarship funds for Technical College of the Lowcountry students enrolled in health sciences programs.   The HHH Auxiliary presented a $15,000 check to the TCL Foundation on Thursday, June 20. Pictured … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday May 28, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA   I.          Call to Order II.          Budget Preparation III.     Executive Session IV.     Adjournment     The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard … Continue reading


TCL welcomes 2013 Gullah Festival

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The South Carolina Gullah Festival will be held May 24th through 26th at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, S.C.  Enjoy a celebration of the historically significant Sea Island Heritage. Click here for a complete event schedule.   TCL’s PILAU program will have a table set up during the Festival and will provide information about the College … Continue reading


TCL names interim President

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At its May 3 meeting, the Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission formally accepted the resignation of College President Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel. The Commission then appointed Dr. Gina Mounfield as Interim President effective June 1 until a permanent selection is made.   Leitzel recently accepted the presidency at South Florida State College and will leave TCL at the … Continue reading


TCL to present 2013 Presidential Medallion to Fred Washington

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. This year’s event will honor more than 330 graduates and will also mark the second year the College will present its prestigious Presidential Medallion award.   Fred S. Washington, of Beaufort, has been selected as … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 3, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA  Call to Order Consent Agenda Emergency Drill Recap Transitioning Military Program Briefing TCL Foundation Scholarship Update Financial Briefing  President’s Report Chairman’s Report Executive Session Adjournment                      … Continue reading


TCL announces 2013 Commencement speaker

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce Major General Abraham J. Turner, retired career U.S. Army officer and former S.C. Executive Director of the Department of Employment and Workforce, will deliver the 2013 Commencement address.   Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. TCL will … Continue reading


TCL plans mock emergency exercise

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has planned a mock emergency exercise on Thursday, April 18, between 10 a.m. and noon to test its emergency response and safety systems. TCL will be working in conjunction with Beaufort Police Department, Beaufort Fire Department, and Beaufort County EMS. This is only a test. During this drill, there will be emergency vehicles that … Continue reading


TCL announces end-of-year events

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Student Awards Ceremony (honoring outstanding 2013 graduates and exceptional alumni) 11 a.m., Friday, May 3 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus     Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition Ceremony (honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist assistant graduates) 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus     Commencement Ceremony 6 p.m., Friday, May 10 Parris … Continue reading


TCL Foundation announces new board directors

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation has announced that two new Directors have joined its Board. Elizabeth “Liz” Clist and Stephen R. Duvall will begin their terms at the April Board meeting.   Mrs. Clist brings over 30 years of board, sales, and marketing experience to the TCL Foundation. Her resume includes Vice President of Marketing for the Naisbitt … Continue reading


TCL receives $50,000 Community Foundation of the Lowcountry grant to help fund simulation manikin

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Photo: TCL Nursing Instructor Stephanie Lawson (left) and TCL Foundation Vice Chair Sarah Reed (right) accept a $50,000 check from the Community Foundation of Lowcountry   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Community Investment Grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to support the purchase of a high fidelity simulator for health … Continue reading


TCL students honored for academic achievement

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has named Port Royal resident Jill Egbert and Hilton Head Island resident Jovonn “Butch” Sumter to the S.C. Phi Theta Kappa Academic All-State Team. PTK is a national honor society for two-year college students. Both were recently recognized during a state-wide recognition ceremony at the State House.   Egbert is a TCL Presidential Ambassador … Continue reading


TCL Foundation summer semester scholarship applications due April 16

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through noon Tuesday, April 16 for the 2013 summer semester. Classes begin May 20, 2013.   During the academic year, the Foundation will award more than $80,000 in tuition and book assistance to TCL students with demonstrated financial need. For more information on how to apply, visit www.tcl.edu/foundation or … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting 8 a.m., March 19, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road AGENDA Call to Order Introduction of  New Personnel Introduction of  TCL’s Academic All-Stars Consent Agenda Community Event Update President’s Report  Chairman’s Report  Adjournment     The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal … Continue reading


TCL open houses coming up

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has scheduled a series of open houses to assist those who are looking to begin college or start training for a new career:   New River Campus: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 100 Community College Dr.,  Bluffton Health Sciences: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19,  Bldg. 4, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort Business and Industrial Technologies: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting 8 a.m., February 19, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA  Call to Order Introduction of Guest Consent Agenda Accreditation Update FY 13 Budget Recommendations President’s Report Chairman’s Report Executive Session Adjournment     The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two open houses in March to highlight its programs in health sciences that include massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2013, for fall 2013 entry into these programs.   The first open house will be held from 5 to 7 … Continue reading


TCL to host free college financial aid application workshop

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road. Click here for the attached PDF flyer.   The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help … Continue reading


TCL, Beaufort Regional Chamber partner with BizBuilderSC to offer 12-session entrepreneur workshop

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered with BizBuilderSC to announce a twelve-session workshop open to entrepreneurs who want to expand their existing business and need the skills to make it grow.   NxLevel for Entrepreneurs (Existing Businesses) will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus  from 6 to 9 … Continue reading


TCL to hold college fair

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a college fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the public.   Download event flyer here.   TCL and four-year colleges and universities from around the state and beyond will provide information … Continue reading


NxLevel FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Bluffton Chamber of Commerce have partnered with BizBuilderSC to announce a twelve-session workshop open to entrepreneurs who want to expand their existing business and need the skills to make it grow.   NxLevel for Entrepreneurs (Existing Businesses) will be held at the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton, S.C., … Continue reading


TCL health sciences now accepting applications for fall semester

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TCL Radiologic Technology Instructor Glenn Levicki (left) supervises a TCL student who demonstrates how to use radiographic equipment during a simulation learning exercise in the radiologic technology classroom. TCL also offers a certificate program in Computerized Tomography following completion of a Radiologic Technology Program.  The Technical College of the Lowcountry is now accepting applications for fall entry into its health sciences … Continue reading


Mather School Alumni invited to TCL ceremony, Founder’s Day Luncheon

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Beaufort, S.C – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 15, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA Call to Order Introduction of SCTEA Award Winners Consent Agenda Facility Use Request Spring Enrollment Update Colleton and Hampton Updates SACSCOC Reaffirmation Process Update: Selection of QEP  President’s Report  Chairman’s Report  Adjournment     The … Continue reading


TCL creates transitioning military training program

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently established the Transitioning Military Training Program to assist military members with refining the skills that they’ve gained through their military service to match the demands of today’s employers.   The program’s first initiative is to develop and offer a course that provides transitioning military aviation mechanics with the knowledge they need to attain … Continue reading


TCL to honor nursing program graduates

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold its nursing recognition and pinning ceremony this Thursday, December 13 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.   Approximately 21 associate degree in nursing program graduates will be recognized.   For more information about the TCL health sciences programs, please visit www.tcl.edu/health or call 843.525.8267.


December TCL Area Commission meeting canceled

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, December 11 has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the building 12 boardroom at the Beaufort Campus.


TCL Area Commission Meeting 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, Colleton

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Colleton Career Skills Center 1085 Thunderbolt Drive Walterboro, SC 29488   AGENDA  Call to Order Consent Agenda TAA Grant Update Senate Finance Committee Funding Progress Financial Aid Outsourcing Project Update Colleton County Economic Development Update President’s Report Chairman’s Report Adjournment   The Technical College of the … Continue reading


Mather School Coastal/Lowcountry Alumni Chapter presents check for TCL scholarship

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Photo: From left to right: Dorothy Giddens, Chapter Recording Secretary; Louise Mathews, TCL Foundation Executive Director; Floretta Glover, Chapter Chaplain; Dr. Thomas Leitzel, TCL President; Alvesta Robertson, Chapter President; Shirley Heyward, Chapter member; and Irene Hicks, Chapter Past President. Members of The Mather School Coastal/Lowcountry Alumni and Associates Chapter recently visited the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus to … Continue reading


HILTON HEAD ISLAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL AWARDS $4,000 to TCL

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (September 14, 2012) – The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships to the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The Festival also awarded $6,000 to the University of South Carolina Beaufort.   Proceeds from the 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival’s two Silent Auctions benefit educational opportunities for students … Continue reading


TCL to offer free basic computer, Lean Six Sigma courses in Colleton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will offer free courses in Basic Computer Skills and Intro to Lean Six Sigma at the Colleton Career Skills Center, 1085 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro.   Basic Computer Skills will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 30 through December 11. This class will cover topics like How to use a … Continue reading


TCL Area Commission Planning Retreat October 18-19, BJWSA

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Technical College of the Lowcountry AREA COMMISSION PLANNING RETREAT BJWSA Community Room 6 Snake Road, Okatie, S.C. 29909 Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19, 2012   AGENDA 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 Welcome Consent Agenda Reaffirmation of Mission Statement Conflict of Interest Statements for 2013 Accountability Report Review 2013 Legislative Priorities FY12 Audit Report FY13 Budget Revision Master … Continue reading


TCL to offer multi-skilled maintenance classes at Colleton center

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will offer multi-skilled maintenance classes at the Colleton Career Skills Center, 1085 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, November 5 through December 19. Cost is $595 and includes Work Keys testing. Students must earn a bronze level Work Keys assessment to begin the program.   … Continue reading


TCL to hold free real estate expo in Hampton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will hold a free mini-expo from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 10 for home buyers, sellers, and owners at the TCL Hampton Campus H. Mungin Center in Varnville.   The expo schedule is: 2-3 p.m. – Home Weatherization 3-4 p.m. – Home Inspection 4-5 p.m. – How to Obtain … Continue reading


TCL to offer continuing education, life enrichment classes at New River Campus

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has scheduled several continuing education and life enrichment courses to be held at its New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. Classes include rug hooking, couponing, social media for businesses, and veterinary assistant. To register or for more information on any of these courses, please call 843.525.8205.   Rug Hooking   Rug Hooking … Continue reading


TCL to offer holiday floral arranging class in Hampton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division will offer “Floral Arranging for the Holidays” from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, October 10 through November 28 (no class on October 31 or November 21) at the TCL Hampton Campus. Cost is $99, plus an additional $20 paid to the instructor for supplies.   No matter the budget, students will … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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TCL Radiologic Technology Instructor Glenn Levicki (left)      . supervises a TCL student as he demonstrates the use of radiographic equipment during a simulation learning exercise in the radiologic technology classroom. TCL also offers a certificate program in Computerized Tomography following completion of a Radiologic Technology Program. The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two open houses in … Continue reading


TCL to offer rug hooking class

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a rug hooking class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, September 15 through 29 and again on Saturdays, October 20 through November 3 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. This hands-on, introductory class will allow participants to complete a small piece over the three sessions. Students … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012 MacLean Hall Board Room Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA Call to Order  Introduction of New Employees  Consent Agenda  Compliance Assist Overview Initial Fall Enrollment Report Rail to Trail Update  President’s Report Chairman’s Report Adjournment   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to … Continue reading


TCL to offer couponing class

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Saving money is a hot topic in today’s economy. You can save hundreds of dollars or more per year just by using coupons. So doesn’t it just make sense to jump aboard?   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division will offer a couponing class from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday September 22 at the TCL Beaufort Campus, … Continue reading


TCL Foundation to host oyster roast fundraiser for students, programs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 2nd Annual “Oysters by the Bay” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 13 overlooking the beautiful Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.  All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL.   Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh-roasted local … Continue reading


TCL to offer nationally recognized certified logistics, production programs in Colleton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer two nationally recognized certified programs – Certified Logistics Technician and Certified Production Technician – beginning in September at the Colleton Career Center in Walterboro.   Certified Logistics Technician Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Topics: Global supply chain logistics life cycle, Logistics environment, Material handling equipment, Safety … Continue reading


TCL Commission meeting scheduled for September 18

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Please note that the next Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 18  (and not Tuesday, September 11 as previously notified). The meeting will be held in the building 12 boardroom at the Beaufort Campus. A detailed agenda will be sent in advance of the meeting.   The Technical College of the … Continue reading


TCL to offer basic computer certificates

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education is offering a variety computer courses this fall as part of two computer certificate programs.   Students are encouraged to begin with the Basic Computer Understanding Certificate that includes courses in Basic Computers, Intro to Word, Intro to Excel, Intro to PowerPoint, Intro to Outlook, Intro to Access, Intro to … Continue reading


TCL to offer more than 15 free classes in Colleton

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer more than 15 free classes through the end of 2012 at the Colleton Career Skills Center in Walterboro.   The schedule features classes on hunter safety, resume writing, and soft skills – a course that covers topics such as customer service, business etiquette, and time … Continue reading


S.C. Bar to present “Legal Lessons” at TCL Beaufort

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The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public,” a seven-week program being held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays September 4 through October 16. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Auditorium. Space is limited. Cost is $45 for the complete … Continue reading


August TCL Commission meeting canceled

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commission meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, August 14 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 11 in the building 12 boardroom at the Beaufort Campus as scheduled.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants … Continue reading


TCL receives National Science Foundation grant to create an agriscience biotechnology program

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Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Technical College of the Lowcountry will begin offering courses in the rapidly advancing field of agriscience – a field of study that combines science and agriculture to enhance the production of plants, animals, and other related products.   TCL recently received a $199,200 Advanced Technological Education grant from the NSF … Continue reading


Renovated TCL Hampton Campus officially reopens

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry held the grand reopening of the Hampton Campus at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at the H. Mungin Center in Varnville.   “We are here today to witness a commitment to education in Hampton County, that began about 40 years ago,” TCL President Dr. Thomas Leitzel said. “The vision and hope of Mr. Halbert … Continue reading


Apply by July 17 for TCL Foundation Scholarships

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The TCL Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for scholarships for the Fall 2012 semester. TCLF scholarships are awarded to cover the costs of tuition and books only. All students who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester for which they are applying. Register for … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting Tues., July 10, Hampton Campus

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 TCL Hampton Campus H. Mungin Center, Room 135 54 Tech Circle Varnville, SC 29944   AGENDA    Call to Order Consent Agenda (Requires Commission Approval) Colleton Campus Update State funding Update TIF Funding Consideration New VA Compliance Standards President’s Report Chairman’s Report            … Continue reading


Apply now for spring entry into TCL nursing program

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Photo: TCL nursing Instructor Lynda Buss (right) assists a student in a simulation exercise using “Sim-Man,” a life-like manikin housed in TCL’s on-campus laboratory that simulates medical conditions ranging from allergic reactions to heart attacks, helping nursing students learn using real-life scenarios.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is accepting applications until September 1, 2012, for spring 2013 entry … Continue reading


Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCL

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For the 17th consecutive year, Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary has generously presented scholarship funds for  Technical College of the Lowcountry students enrolled in health sciences programs.   Lew Wessell, Chairman of the Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament (far left) and George Vaveris, Vice President of the Auxiliary (far right), presented $15,000 to TCL Executive Director for Institutional Advancement Louise Mathews, TCL … Continue reading


TCL to offer workshop on eliminating back pain

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Many Americans suffer from chronic, hard-to-control back pain. The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education has partnered with Ian Hart of EarthFIT to offer an exclusive workshop to help participants learn how to live pain free. The class will be held Monday, July 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at EarthFIT, 37 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. … Continue reading


TCL Foundation to hold “Building our Community” Golf Tournament to benefit student scholarship fund

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will hold  the “Building our Community” Golf Tournament Monday, July 30 at Hampton Hall.  The event, sponsored by CareCore National, will benefit the TCL Foundation Scholarship Fund.   “Student aid is more important now than ever,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said.  “Recent changes in federal regulations have made it more difficult for … Continue reading


TCL Commission Meeting Tues., June 19, Beaufort

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission Meeting MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012   AGENDA Call to Order Consent Agenda Introduction of New Personnel  FY 2013 Budget Review  Mungin Center Dedication Plans Preliminary Summer Enrollment Figures ECA Formulation Plan President’s Report Chairman’s Report Adjournment The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed … Continue reading


TCL to hold official reopening of renovated Hampton Campus

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold the grand reopening of the Hampton Campus at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at the H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle, Varnville. The public is invited.   Tours of the facility will follow the ceremony. In addition, admissions representatives will be available until 4:30 p.m. to answer questions about academic and continuing … Continue reading


TCL names Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has named Louise Mathews as its Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, which includes administrative oversight of the TCL Foundation.   Mathews most recently served as the Vice President for College Advancement at Carteret Community College and Executive Director of Carteret Community College Foundation in Morehead City, N.C.   “Louise brings enthusiasm … Continue reading


TCL to offer veterinary assistant course

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a veterinary assistant course at the New River Campus in Bluffton. The 36-hour certification course will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, July 17 through October 2. Cost is $619.   As the number of veterinarians grows to meet the demand for veterinary care, so will the number … Continue reading


Whale Branch senior earns TCL recognition while additional students honored for completed courses

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Whale Branch Early College High School senior Ariana Davis added to her list of honors today when she was named the 2012 Young Achiever by the Technical College of the Lowcountry.   Davis and classmate Tanasia Hamilton will be the first two Whale Branch seniors to graduate with both high school diplomas and Associate’s Degrees from TCL.  Whale Branch’s partnership … Continue reading


TCL to present inaugural Presidential Medallion award at Commencement

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. This year’s event will honor more than 300 graduates and will also mark the first year the College will present its prestigious Presidential Medallion award.   Former Lt. Governor W. Brantley Harvey, Jr., of Beaufort, … Continue reading


Public invited to offshore wind energy forum at TCL

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Conservation League will host an offshore wind energy forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 in the MacLean Hall auditorium at the TCL Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The event is free and open to the public.   Chris Carnevale, the Coastal Climate and Energy Coordinator with the Southern Alliance for … Continue reading


TCL announces 2012 Commencement speaker

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce that Clifton Taulbert, entrepreneurial leader and Pulitzer-nominated author, will deliver the 2012 Commencement address.   “Taulbert’s powerful and encouraging message will surely inspire the Class of 2012 to continue to achieve and excel as they enter their professions,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “Taulbert’s story will resonate with our … Continue reading


TCL to hold service club chartering ceremony tomorrow

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will officially charter its Rotaract Club at a special ceremony tomorrow, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the New River Campus in Bluffton. TCL’s Rotaract Club is being sponsored by both the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Bluffton.   Rotaract is an international service club uniting with 180,000 young … Continue reading


TCL to offer rug hooking class

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a three-session rug hooking class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, May 5 through 19 and again on Saturdays, June 23 through July 7 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. This hands-on, introductory class will allow participants to complete a small piece over the three sessions. … Continue reading


TCL Enterprise Campus, Commission Meeting Friday, May 4, Beaufort

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2012   AGENDA   1.            Call to Order   2.            Approval of April  Meeting Minutes   3.            Enterprise Campus Update   4.            Other Business   5.     Adjournment     TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AREA COMMISSION MEETING MacLean Hall Board … Continue reading


TCL announces end-of-year events

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Student Awards Ceremony (honoring outstanding 2012 graduates and exceptional alumni) 11 a.m., Friday, May 4 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition Ceremony (honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist assistant graduates) 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus Commencement Ceremony 6 p.m., Friday, May 11 Parris Island All Weather Facility … Continue reading


TCL open houses coming up

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two College Preview Nights to assist those who are looking to begin college or start training for a new career.   The first open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the New River Campus, 100 Community College Dr.,  Bluffton. The second will be held from … Continue reading


Technical College of the Lowcountry, The Colleton County Economic Development Alliance, and SCMEP to host workshop to help companies increase sales

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Walterboro, SC – South Carolina’s leading economic development engines along with statewide private consulting groups will host a Business Growth Workshop in Walterboro on April 25.  The workshop is designed to help businesses increase profitability by expanding into new markets.  Market development opportunities presented will include new industries (such as aerospace, medical devices, nuclear energy, and transportation, etc.) as well … Continue reading


More than 20 employers to attend TCL Career Expo

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a career expo Wednesday, April 18. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) student center at TCL’s Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.   The expo will allow participants to learn more about area … Continue reading


TCL to host college preview nights

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High school graduation is right around the corner, but many high school seniors are still trying to figure out their next steps.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two College Preview Nights to assist those, like high school seniors, who are looking to begin college or start training for a career.   The first open house will … Continue reading


TCL to offer computer application skills certificate program

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education is offering a Computer Application Skills Certificate Program. This program teaches students to properly prepare and edit business documents, successfully communicate with internal and external clients on the phone and in person, manage multiple tasks and priorities, and make effective presentations. Students in the program also learn to use Word, … Continue reading


TCL program director elected to international board of directors

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John W. Eichinger, program director for the radiologic technology program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS). Eichinger, of Bluffton, will serve as Director-at-Large for three years.       AEIRS is an international professional organization that provides resources … Continue reading


TCL Enterprise Campus, Commission Meeting Tues., April 10, Beaufort

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012   AGENDA  Call to Order Approval of March Meeting Minutes Enterprise Campus Update Other Business Adjournment     TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AREA COMMISSION MEETING MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus Tuesday, April 10, immediately following the … Continue reading


Explore creativity through these upcoming TCL classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education is offering a variety of classes in April that allow participants to discover and explore their creativity.   Cake Decorating, the Essentials Take a one-day class and learn the essential skills to decorate cakes and cupcakes. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14 … Continue reading


TCL to hold open house for military dependents

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a special open house for military dependents. This free event will be held Tuesday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in MacLean Hall (building 12) at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road   “Military dependents have a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of TCL’s low tuition and great programs while … Continue reading


TCL Foundation summer semester scholarship applications due April 19

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through noon Thursday, April 19 for the 2012 summer semester. Classes begin May 21, 2012.   During the academic year, the Foundation will award more than $70,000 in tuition and book assistance to TCL students with demonstrated financial need. The Foundation also offers students a free textbook lending program. … Continue reading


TCL student named to all-state academic team

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TCL student Benjamin Griffin III (center) was recognized during a March 20 ceremony at the State House. Also pictured are State Technical College System President Dr. Darrel W. Staat (left) and TCL Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Matteel Jones The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently named Benjamin Griffin III of Beaufort to the South Carolina Phi Theta Kappa … Continue reading


TCL to offer eBay classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division will offer two eBay courses this April.   The first, eBay Startup, is for those with little to no eBay and PayPal experience and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 through 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Cost is $79. This … Continue reading


TCL, Marine Corps Air Station partner to train Marines

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The TCL Continuing Education class in electricity that was held for Marines included hands-on practice to increase skill levels.  Beaufort, S.C. — A cohort of Marines recently completed 128 hours of training in electrical installation and troubleshooting offered by the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Continuing Education Division.   Rebecca W. Bass, TCL’s Dean for Continuing Education said, “We are … Continue reading


TCL to hold real estate career seminar at Colleton Career Skills Center

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division and Fortune Academy of Real Estate will present a Career Open House from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the Colleton Career Skills Center, 1085 Thunderbolt Dr., Walterboro. This free career seminar is geared toward anyone who is considering a career in real estate. Learn what it takes to … Continue reading


TCL to host career expo

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a career expo Wednesday, April 18. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) student center at TCL’s Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.   The expo will allow participants to learn more about area … Continue reading


TCL Enterprise Campus Commission Meeting Tues March 20 Beaufort

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TCL Enterprise Campus, Commission Meeting Tues., March 20, Beaufort   TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012   AGENDA Call to Order   Approval of February Meeting Minutes   Review of Enterprise Campus Formulation Progress   Other Business   Adjournment   TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY … Continue reading


Join us for FAFSA Fridays!

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To help new and continuing TCL students complete their 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, the TCL Financial Aid office will hold free workshops every Friday in March. The Workshops will be held on Fridays, March 2 through March 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Financial Aid office suite in Coleman Hall, Bldg. 2 … Continue reading


TCL offers special on Saturday’s culinary class

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education is offering a special deal on its March 3 culinary class – attend at regular price and bring a friend for half-off.   The Knife Skills & Culinary Basics class will be held Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center, 14 … Continue reading


Applications due soon for TCL health sciences programs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is currently accepting applications for fall 2012 entry into its five health sciences programs: massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.   The deadline to apply is April 2, 2012. However, prospective students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible so that they have adequate time … Continue reading


TCL business, industrial programs to hold open house

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold a business and industrial technologies open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 15 in building 14 at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.   Prospective students and any interested parents are encouraged to attend. TCL’s expert faculty will be on hand to answer questions about their programs. In addition, … Continue reading


TCL launches welding training program for AMIKids

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On January 30, 2012, the first cohort of young males from AMIKids Beaufort started the Welding Certificate Program at the through the Continuing Education Division of the Technical College of the Lowcountry.   Beaufort Marine Institute, now AMIKids Beaufort, was started in Beaufort in 1985 by seven locals who saw the need for a facility to redirect young men who … Continue reading


TCL to host gospel choir festival

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Beaufort, S.C. – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host “Gospel Fest” Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) auditorium at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.   The event is free and open to the public and will feature the TCL Gospel Choir and performances from other local choirs and soloists. The event … Continue reading


Enterprise Campus Commission Meeting

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012   AGENDA   Call to Order   Review of Enterprise Campus Formulation Progress   Other Business   Adjournment     TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AREA COMMISSION MEETING MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus Tuesday, February 21, immediately … Continue reading


TCL to offer series of photography courses

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a series of photography classes taught by professional photographers. Classes will be appropriate for beginners through advanced, as noted, and will be held in February and March.   Digital Photography Basics: “The Art and Science of Snapshotology” Bring any digital camera and learn the basics of getting a … Continue reading


TCL to host free college financial aid workshop

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will offer a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.   The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help any and all college-bound students and their … Continue reading


TCL Commission meeting rescheduled for February 21

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commission meeting that was scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, February 14 has been rescheduled to 8 a.m., Tuesday, February 21. An agenda will be distributed closer to that date.       The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment … Continue reading


TCL to offer veterinary assistant course

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a veterinary assistant course at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The 36-hour certification course will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, February 21 through May 8. Cost is $619.   As the number of veterinarians grows to meet the demand for veterinary care, so will the … Continue reading


TCL to hold college fair

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a college fair from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 8 in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the public.   In addition to TCL, four-year institutions from around the state and beyond will provide information about transferring and/or enrolling. Participants … Continue reading


Mather School alumni invited to TCL ceremony

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Beaufort, S.C – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School Alumni Celebration and Bell Ringing Ceremony Friday, February 17, 2012, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1:00 p.m.   The Mather School was located … Continue reading


TCL to offer basic computer courses

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a series of basic computer courses in February and March at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.   Internet and Email Wednesday, February 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $49. The Internet is a vastly growing source of information with numerous services available. Do you know what you … Continue reading


TCL to offer social media, e-books, eBay classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer several classes in February and March on social media, e-books and eBay.   Social Media, the very basics This course will teach students how to use the major new tools in social media with a focus on best and most efficient use. Students will learn how to use … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two open houses in February to highlight its programs in health sciences that include massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology. Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2012, for fall 2012 entry into these programs.   Information will also be available about continuing education programs for certified … Continue reading


TCL Enterprise Campus Commission Meeting Tues Jan 17

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 17   AGENDA   Call to Order  Review of Formulation Plan Draft  Other Business  Adjournment   TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus Tuesday, January 17, immediately following the ECA meeting   AGENDA   Call to … Continue reading


TCL to offer cooking classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center present three new classes for 2012! These fun courses are totally hands-on in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen on Hilton Head Island.   The first class of the series is Dessert 101, offered Saturday, February 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $150. This class will allow … Continue reading


TCL to offer memoir writing class

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Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir. The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education division will offer a six-week memoir writing class on Mondays, January 9 through February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Cost is $110.   The class will allow you … Continue reading


TCL surgical technology instructor elected president of state assembly

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Surgical Technology Instructor JoLane Buss was recently elected as President of the S.C. Surgical Technology State Assembly during its fall meeting in Rock Hill, S.C. The state assembly is the state level association that represents the National Association of Surgical Technologists.   Buss has served as surgical technology instructor at TCL since 2005. Prior to … Continue reading


TCL announces holiday closure

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All campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be closed December 17, 2011, through January 2, 2012. Current and prospective students can visit www.tcl.edu to apply, register and pay for tuition while the college is closed.   The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012. January 5 is the last day to register for spring … Continue reading


TCL to honor nursing program graduates

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold its nursing pinning ceremony this Thursday, December 15 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.   Approximately 20 associate degree in nursing program graduates will be recognized.   For more information about the TCL health sciences programs, please visit www.tcl.edu/health or call 843.525.8267.       The … Continue reading


TCL to offer finishing electrician certificate at New River Campus

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will offer the complete Finishing Electrician Certificate this spring at the New River Campus in Bluffton. Classes include Advanced Residential Wiring, Fixtures and Installation, and National Electrical Codes. Students must apply and register by January 5. Classes start January 9.   The Finishing Electrician Certificate is the advance continuation of electrician education. The Finishing … Continue reading


December TCL Commission meeting canceled

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commission meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Tuesday, December 13 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held at 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 17 in the building 12 boardroom at the Beaufort Campus.


TCL inducts 24 members into honor society

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently inducted 24 members into its Alpha Lambda Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, which emphasizes scholarship, leadership and service. Phi Theta Kappa is a nationally recognized honor society for community college students. To be considered for full membership, a student must be enrolled in an associate degree program, have a minimum cumulative GPA … Continue reading


TCL holiday break quickly approaching – register now!

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Deadlines are quickly approaching for the spring 2012 semester! It may seem like there’s plenty of time… but please keep in mind that all campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be closed December 17, 2011, through January 2, 2012. That’s why it’s important to register and pay for tuition before the holiday break!   Remember, current and … Continue reading


Thanksgiving Closing Announcement

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Campuses will be open on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 but no classes will be held these days.   As far as the Learning Resources Center/Library, the Beaufort Campus LRC is open Monday, … Continue reading


TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING 8 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2011 MacLean Hall Board Room TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA   1.       Call to Order                                                                                                                2.       Presentation by  City Planners            3.       Consent Agenda   Requires Commission Approval: October 27-28, 2011 Minutes 2012 Area Commission meeting dates Curriculum items             4.       Federal Gainful Employment … Continue reading


Important information about Math classes

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Beginning Spring Semester 2012, MAT 105 will only be offered to students who did not previously pass MAT 105.  All other students will register for either MAT 101 or MAT 102. If you have successfully completed MAT 032, you should register for MAT 101. If you have taken the Compass Placement Test, please consult your advisor to see whether you … Continue reading


TCL employee receives state association recognition

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Marilynn Koerber, coordinator for Allied Health programs in Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Continuing Education division, has been recognized as Outstanding Continuing Education Professional by the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE). SCAHCE was created in 1977 to represent higher education institutions across the state of South Carolina. The mission of the organization is to promote continuing education … Continue reading


TCL presents digital photography classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center and Captured Moments Photography Studio have partnered to offer exclusive tips and tricks for using your digital camera and simple software to make your pictures truly unique.   Eric Smith owns the portrait studio Captured Moments Photography in Beaufort, S.C.  He recently moved his studio here from Maryland and has won numerous … Continue reading


TCL presents holiday retreat workshops

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Spend Saturday, November 19 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus learning techniques on floral arranging, photography, sewing, and cake decorating – just in time for the holiday season. You will create your own holiday projects and ideas to keep you going all year long!   Start your morning with Floral Arranging where Jean DeLoach will teach you … Continue reading


TCL to offer couponing class

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education division will offer a couponing class Saturday, November 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The cost of the course is $65.   Saving money is a hot topic in today’s economy. More people are using coupons at the grocery stores. You can save hundreds … Continue reading


TCL Foundation spring semester scholarship applications due Nov 16

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 16 for the 2012 spring semester. Classes begin January 9, 2012.   During the academic year, the Foundation will award more than $70,000 in tuition and book assistance to TCL students with demonstrated financial need. The Foundation also offers students a free textbook lending … Continue reading


COMMISSION PLANNING RETREAT

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October 27-28, 2011   BJWSA Community Room 6 Snake Road, Okatie, S.C. 29909   AGENDA Introduction                                                                      Consent Agenda                                                 Minutes of September meeting                                               Foundation request       President’s Report                                                                          Reaffirmation of Mission Statement      Annual Financial Audit Update                                 Accountability Report                                                                                                                                   Facility Master Plan                                                        Strategic Plan                                                                                                    Community Leader Recognition Award                 Commissioner Emeritus Discussion                                                        Adjourn The Technical College of … Continue reading


TCL receives two grants to support African-American students

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry was recently awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the College’s capacity to serve low and middle-income African- American students. Both grants, which were awarded through the Predominantly Black Institutions Program, are expected to total $3.65 million over the next five years.   “These grants perfectly support the College’s increased … Continue reading


CDL classes to begin at TCL Colleton location

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XtraMile will be offering Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Colleton location at 1085 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro, S.C. 29488. Interested applicants should call XtraMile at (803) 484-6313 to register for classes that will start on October 24.   “CDL professionals can expect to get great jobs with benefits,” TCL Dean of Continuing Education … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs to hold open houses

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Photo: TCL nursing Instructor Lynda Buss (right) assists a student in a simulation exercise using “Sim-Man,” a life-like manikin housed in TCL’s on-campus laboratory that simulates medical conditions ranging from allergic reactions to heart attacks, helping nursing students learn using real-life scenarios.       The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two open houses in October to highlight … Continue reading


Energy Efficiency Pays for Businesses!

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The US Green Building Council, Lowcountry Branch is pleased to offer the free educational program, “Energy Efficiency Pays!” to the public. “Energy Efficiency Pays!” is a two-part series where businesses and homeowners can learn how energy efficiency can help them earn rebates and incentives offered by several agencies. Presenters include the State Energy Office, Palmetto Power and South Carolina Energy … Continue reading


Oysters by the Bay

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The TCL Foundation will host “Oysters by the Bay” on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in the TCL Beaufort campus parking lot overlooking the Beaufort River.   Tickets are on sale now for $25 with all proceeds going toward creating scholarships for deserving TCL students.   The cost of admission includes all the oysters, hot dogs and chili … Continue reading


TCL to offer computer courses at Colleton

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The Colleton County Quick Jobs Center will hold a series of introductory computer courses in September.   Intro to Computers XCPT 550 40 Do you need help figuring it out or just turning it on? Take this class to become better acquainted with the computer. This course focuses on the basics of the machine and additional handy concepts. Monday and … Continue reading


TCL charters criminal justice association chapter inducts 6 students

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  Photo: Pictured from left to right are Dr. Kenneth Flick, Dean of Business and Industrial Technologies; Joshua Edenfield, inductee; Magdalena Bradford, inductee; Michael Ricks, Criminal Justice Instructor; Chanta Hays, inductee; Matthew Clancy, Beaufort Chief of Police; Dr. Thomas Leitzel, TCL President; Raymond Hamilton, inductee; Jennifer Matkez, inductee; and Anthony Rivers, inductee.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently … Continue reading


TCL to hold Master Writer Series in September

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Write a Winning Story Stephanie Edwards knows the routes that a story idea must travel before it reaches its destination, whether it’s a short story, inspirational article or commercial product.  The local author just completed her first novel A Husband, a Loft and a Dog and touts that when she isn’t writing she’s teaching about writing.  This month, Edwards brings … Continue reading


TCL revamps organizational structure

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently announced several changes to the organization’s structure, which became effective September 1.   “The revamped structure places our organization in a more responsive and competitive position to fulfill our mission and vision to the constituents we serve,” President Dr. Tom Leitzel said.   Academic Affairs, under the direction of Vice President Dr. Gina … Continue reading


TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING

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8 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2011 MacLean Hall Board Room TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA   Call to Order   Introduction of New Personnel Dr. Lawrence Neely, Biology Instructor Gina Mounfield Rebecca Bass, Dean of Continuing Education Gina Mounfield Consent Agenda Requires Commission Approval July 13, 2011 Minutes Informational Items Physical Plant Update Enrollment Report   Higher … Continue reading


TCL to offer computer classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center will be offering a series of basic computer courses for beginners.  They include:   Computer Basics Saturday, September 10, Beaufort Campus , 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $49 per person This course focuses on the basics of the machine.   Microsoft Excel  Fridays, September 9, 16 and 23, New River Campus, … Continue reading


TCL offers crafts classes

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Ever had a penchant to sew, create the perfect floral design or decorate a cake?  The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center is offering a variety of crafts classes in September that allow students to explore their creativity.   Sewing An eight-hour sewing course taught by Sharon Holmes allows one to master a sewing machine, several sewing techniques … Continue reading


TCL Foundation awards $30,000 in scholarships

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation Inc. recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to assist 44 TCL students with tuition and books for the fall 2011 semester. The TCL Foundation scholarship program is made possible by the donations of individuals and organizations in our community. These contributions aid deserving, qualified students in achieving their educational goals. The TCL Foundation has … Continue reading


TCL health sciences programs achieve perfect exam pass rates

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Photo: TCL Radiologic Technology class of 2011 graduates gather in TCL’s on-campus lab. Their class achieved a perfect pass rate on their certification exam, making them the seventh consecutive class to hold this honor.       Perfection. There aren’t too many things in this world that can lay claim to it.   But at the Technical College of the … Continue reading


TCL Hampton Campus renovation underway

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Photo: Construction is underway on the façade of the TCL Hampton Campus. The facility’s interior has also been gutted and is currently being reconfigured to accommodate revamped classrooms and training areas.       The Technical College of the Lowcountry Hampton Campus is getting more than a facelift – it’s getting a complete makeover.   The $1.2 million project is … Continue reading


TCL to offer eBay classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center will offer a course for those with little to no eBay and PayPal experience on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at TCL’s Beaufort campus.   For those wanting  to learn more about the sales aspects of eBay and PayPal, TCL will offer a Beyond the Basics course on … Continue reading


Applications due Sept. 1 for TCL nursing program

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Photo: TCL nursing Instructor Lynda Buss (right) assists a student in a simulation exercise using “Sim-Man,” a life-like manikin housed in TCL’s on-campus laboratory that simulates medical conditions ranging from allergic reactions to heart attacks, helping nursing students learn using real-life scenarios.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is accepting applications until September 1, 2011, for spring 2012 entry … Continue reading


TCL Foundation announces new Board officers, trustees

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation’s governing board, elected new officers and trustees for the 2012 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2011.   John McCann, retired Wall Street CEO who served 44 years in the financial services industry, has been elected  Chairman; Sarah Reed, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Bluffton, has been elected … Continue reading


Grand opening slated for Colleton Quick Jobs Center

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The Colleton County Council, The Colleton County Economic Development Alliance and The Technical College of the Lowcountry announce the Grand Opening of the Colleton Quick Jobs Center, Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m. at 1085 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro, S.C.   The 23,000 square-foot training center will be operated by the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) in partnership with Colleton … Continue reading


Geothermal training heats up at TCL

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Local businesses partner to help kick-off program With record high temperatures, many Lowcountry residents are thinking about staying cool.   It’s also on the minds of students and faculty of the industrial technologies division at the Technical College of the Lowcountry – but with a slightly different focus. For them, it’s about finding ways to stay cool efficiently and reliably. … Continue reading


TCL to honor health sciences program graduates

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold a health sciences pinning and recognition ceremony this Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.   Massage therapy, practical nursing, radiologic technology and surgical technology program graduates will be recognized. Approximately 40 students will be honored.   For more information about the TCL health … Continue reading


TCL Foundation receives $18,000 donation from Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary

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  Pictured from left to right are Tom Leitzel, president of TCL; Beryl LaMotte, president of the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary; Dianne Garnett, executive director of the TCL Foundation; and Trish Heichel, chair of the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation recently received an $18,000 donation from the Hilton Head Hospitality Auxiliary … Continue reading


Final weeks to register for TCL fall semester

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It’s not too late to apply and register for the Technical College of the Lowcountry fall semester. Registration ends August 5; fall classes start August 18.   TCL offers degree, diploma, certificate and transfer programs in industrial technologies, business technologies, arts and sciences, and health sciences. Specific programs include computer technology, administrative office technology, paralegal studies, criminal justice, hospitality management, culinary arts, alternative energy … Continue reading


TCL Commission & Enterprise Campus Meeting July 12

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2011 MacLean Hall Board Room TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road   AGENDA Call to Order Introduction of New Personnel Consent Agenda Requires Commission Approval June 14, 2011 Minutes Informational Items Physical Plant Update Enrollment Report President’s Report on Continuing Education President Leitzel Other Business Chairman Brown/President Leitzel … Continue reading


TCL to hold registration fair for new, returning students

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold an “On the Spot” Registration Fair from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13 at each of TCL’s three campuses: • Beaufort Campus: Coleman Hall, Bldg. 2, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, S.C., 843.525.8211 • Hampton Campus: H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle, Varnville, S.C., 803.943.4262 • New River Campus: 100 Community … Continue reading


Learn to play piano instantly

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If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano but don’t want to spend hours engaged in a traditional approach to learning to play, then a short course offered at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in chord piano techniques may be just what you need.   Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People is a proven, fun and relaxed … Continue reading


TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING

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8 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011 MacLean Hall Board Room TCL Beaufort Campus 921 Ribaut Road AGENDA Call to Order   Introduction of New Personnel     Consent Agenda   Requires Commission Approval   May 6, 2011 Minutes   Curriculum Items   Informational Items   Physical Plant Update   Enrollment Report   Proposed Operational Budget FY 2011-2012 Hayes Wiser   … Continue reading


Learn to arrange flowers beyond the vase

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Flowers are beautiful and therapeutic. As a left-handed designer with a vibrant floral business in Estill, Jean DeLoach likens her craft of arranging flowers to the flight of a butterfly flitting through and landing on flower petals with great ease.   “Floral design is the ultimate experience in buying and blending species, building positive and negative space, and for thinking … Continue reading


TCL to offer public speaking workshop

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center will offer “Public Speaking for Success” Tuesday, June 7,  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The cost is $89 per person and enrollment is limited.   The workshop is designed to help attendees learn how to effectively address an audience and will also provide … Continue reading


TCL to offer course on publishing e-books

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Amazon recently announced that for every 100 print-and-paper books it sold, it’s also sold 105 e-books.   Today’s writers have more power than ever to get their works seen and distributed at a low cost.   “Whether you’re writing for family, clients, or the general public, your work can be noticed and distributed online around the world,” says Stephanie Edwards, … Continue reading


Register now for TCL summer 7-week classes

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It’s not too late to apply and register for the summer seven-week term at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Register by June 6; classes start June 13.   Classes in the seven-week term include visual arts, business, computers, marketing, management, engineering, rapid prototyping, English, history, math, Spanish and more.   The seven-week option is particularly convenient for those high … Continue reading


TCL employee earns program planner certification

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Amanda Hayman, operations and program manager for the Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division, recently received certification as a Certified Program Planner (CPP).   The CPP certification is a comprehensive professional development series designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work to develop continuing education programs, hire instructors, and conduct program evaluation … Continue reading


TCL Life Enrichment Center kicks off new classes next week

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center, designed to offer individuals opportunities to explore passions or to learn something new, will kick off three new offerings next week. TCL will offer eBay 101 Tuesday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at TCL’s Beaufort campus. The course will teach participants how to open, monitor and maintain eBay and … Continue reading


TCL Commencement to air this Friday on The Beaufort County Channel

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The Beaufort County Channel will rebroadcast the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s 2011 Commencement Ceremony this Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. TCL’s May 12 Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition ceremony will follow at 9:30 p.m. The Commencement ceremony was held Friday, May 13 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. TCL honored its largest graduating class ever … Continue reading


Is real estate right for you?

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center will offer a real estate career exploration course, led by top real estate agent Cherimie Crane, Tuesday, May 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. at TCL’s New River campus.  The cost is $59 per person.   The course will define the parameters of the real estate career, the educational requirements to … Continue reading


Move a story idea forward – with a little help from TCL

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Stephanie Edwards knows the routes that a story idea must travel before it reaches its destination, whether it’s a short story, inspirational article or commercial product. The local author just completed her first novel A Husband, a Loft and a Dog and touts that when she isn’t writing, she’s teaching about writing.   This May, Edwards will bring her wealth … Continue reading


TCL summer semester registration continues, offers options for high school students

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It’s not too late to apply and register for summer 2011 classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Summer registration ends May 12.   The summer 10-week term runs May 23 through August 5. In addition, TCL also offers a 7-week term that runs June 13 through August 5.   This 7-week option is particularly convenient for those high … Continue reading


TCL Foundation to host Teaching Collection exhibit

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Just over one year ago, The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation announced the creation of the TCL Teaching Collection, a unique assortment of fine art, antiques, artifacts and memorabilia donated to the College to facilitate student learning, faculty instruction, research and curriculum development.   After gathering a wide variety of pieces over the last year, the Foundation will host … Continue reading


TCL class to offer tips on keeping a clean, clutter-free desk

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It is estimated that at least an hour-and-a-half a day is wasted on a messy desk. That time translated over a five-day period: an entire work day.   Jill Weaver, professional organizer, will bring her expertise to the Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center to offer a two-hour course called “Desk Rescue” from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, … Continue reading


Commission & Enterprise Campus Authority Meetings

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY COMMISSION MEETING MacLean Hall Board Room – Beaufort Campus May 6, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. AGENDA Call to Order   Consent Agenda   Requires Commission Approval   March 22, 2011 Minutes   Request from TCL Foundation   Request from Lowcountry Small Business Hub   Informational Items   Physical Plant Update   Quarterly Financial Report   … Continue reading


TCL announces 2011 commencement speaker

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce that Gen. Arthur E. Brown Jr., retired four-star general and chairman of the TCL area commission, will deliver the 2011 commencement address.   “Gen. Brown is an ultimate example of committed service, not only to our country but to our own community,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “His life … Continue reading


WebAdvisor will be down this weekend

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Update: Access to WebAdvisor has been restored as of 2 p.m., Monday, May 2.   Due to system upgrades to Datatel, WebAdvisor will be down this weekend beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 29 until 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 3. Blackboard should not be affected.


Technical College of the Lowcountry announces academic year-end events

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Student Awards Ceremony 11 a.m., Friday, May 6 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus   Health Sciences Pinning & Recognition Ceremony (honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist assistant graduates) 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12 MacLean Hall Auditorium TCL Beaufort Campus   Commencement Ceremony 6 p.m., Friday, May 13 Parris Island All Weather Facility   The Technical College of … Continue reading


TCL first in S.C. to earn specialized massage therapy program accreditation

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry massage therapy program recently earned specialized program accreditation from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), making it the first and only massage therapy program in South Carolina with this classification.   “We are extremely excited about this accomplishment for the College,” said TCL massage therapy director Denise Van Nostran, LMT, NCTMB. “We have … Continue reading


TCL to offer veterinary assistant course

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center will offer a veterinary assistant program at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The 36-hour certification course will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, May 3 through July 19. Cost  is $525.   As the number of veterinarians grows to meet the demand for veterinary care, so will the … Continue reading


Hospice Foundation of America, TCL partner to offer webinar series on living with grief

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The Hospice Foundation of America will deliver three webinar programs this summer in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center at the TCL Beaufort Campus in Building 23. The webinars will address aspects of spirituality at life’s end. Each webinar has been developed as a resource to identify tools that will help patients, clients, parishioners, family … Continue reading


TCL to offer class on floral arranging for a party

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Using plants and flowers to accent a party environment at your home, office, catering hall, or outdoor patio sends an immediate message to attendees that their surroundings are as important as the food.   “Decorating for the Perfect Party,” one of five floral arranging courses offered by the Technical College of the Lowcountry Life Enrichment Center, will meet from 6 … Continue reading


TCL spring fling week to benefit ADA Kiss-A-Pig competition

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TCL will hold its annual spring fling week April 18 through 21 at its Beaufort and New River campuses, giving students, faculty and staff a chance to get active while having fun at the same time.   Activities will include a Wii Tournament, an exercise day and a diabetes and healthy living seminar. A campus-wide picnic will be held near … Continue reading


TCL to offer travel writing course

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Learn to write your way to and from a destination   Manifest trips to exotic destinations, write about the experience and “they” will pay for it. That is the enticement that Katherine Tandy Brown offers in her course description for “Travel Right…Travel Write” at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.   “Travel Right…Travel Write,” offered by the TCL Life Enrichment … Continue reading


TCL to hold career expo on April 21

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a career expo on Thursday, April 21. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) student center at TCL’s Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.   The career Expo is free and open to the public and will allow participants to learn more … Continue reading


TCL , Agape Family Life Center to offer 10-week course for entrepreneurs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Agape Family Life Center have partnered to sponsor a FastTrac® New Venture course that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, April 20 through June 22 at the Agape Family Life Center, 5855 South Okatie Highway, Hardeeville. Cost is $50 per student. This ten-week course is a practical, hand-on business … Continue reading


TCL to hold registration fair for new, returning students

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold an “On the Spot” Registration Kick-Off event for 2011 summer and fall classes. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 at each of TCL’s three campuses: • Beaufort Campus: Coleman Hall, Bldg. 2, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, S.C., 843.525.8211 • Hampton Campus: H. Mungin Center, … Continue reading


TCL to offer free career development workshops

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division will offer a series of free career development workshops in March and April.   The first, “Get that Job: How to Navigate the World of Work in the Lowcountry,” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, on March 7, 9 and 11 at the TCL New River … Continue reading


Applications due soon for TCL health sciences programs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is currently accepting applications for fall 2011 entry into its five health sciences programs: massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, and surgical technology. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2011.   TCL health sciences students enjoy on-campus learning using the latest in high-tech simulation equipment. Students receive additional hands-on practice at … Continue reading


TCL to offer EPA-certified training for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is partnering with Greenville Technical College – one of the first nine Environmental Protection Agency approved training providers in the nation – to offer a Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting course. The RRP course will be held Thursday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. on TCL’s Beaufort campus, building 22, room 100. Cost … Continue reading


TCL receives $25,000 Geothermal Training Center grant

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry was one of two Technical Colleges in the state that recently received a $25,000 grant from the S.C. Energy Office to establish a Geothermal Training Center. Greenville Technical College was the other recipient.   The grant will allow college faculty to be trained and certified in International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) standards … Continue reading


Landmark solar array dedicated at Technical College of the Lowcountry

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BLUFFTON, SC – Santee Cooper, Palmetto Electric Cooperative and the Technical College of the Lowcountry today dedicated a 20-kilowatt solar array at TCL’s New River Campus. The project is the largest solar installation in the Lowcountry and was made possible by South Carolinians who purchase Santee Cooper Green Power.   The project includes a series of nine canopies, each covered … Continue reading


TCL taps changing tides to generate energy

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – You’ve probably heard of wind and solar energy generation. But what about tidal power? The industrial technologies division at the Technical College of the Lowcountry has more than heard about it; they’re creating it.   TCL is demonstrating the possibilities of tidal energy, where an electrical generator has been installed in the Beaufort River. The river’s tidal … Continue reading


TCL instructors obtain LEED certification

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Three industrial technology instructors at the Technical College of the Lowcountry recently obtained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) certification.   Civil Engineering Technology Instructor Richard Eckstrom, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Instructor Hadi Hamid and Building Construction Technology Instructor Tim Newsome achieved their LEED AP credential through the U.S. Green Building Council testing program.   … Continue reading


TCL to Receive $86,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant to Improve Economic Opportunity

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TCL one of only 20 chosen nationwide to develop model program   The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) is one of only 20 community and technical colleges nationwide selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in the Wal-Mart Workforce and Economic Opportunity Initiative. Each college will receive an $86,000 grant to partner with its local … Continue reading