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Associate of Arts

The Arts & Sciences Division is an academic community of students and faculty involved in the discovery, evaluation, and transmission of essential knowledge. The liberal arts curriculum is designed to prepare students for the world of work and to transfer successfully to a four-year institution. The Arts and Sciences Division also includes developmental education curriculum, which prepare students for college level courses.


The Associate in Arts (AA) college transfer degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in such areas as education, English, pre-law, history, business administration, psychology, or social work.  With the help of an academic advisor, the student will plan a program of student to meet the requirements of the college to which the student wishes to transfer based on the program guidelines below.


TCL offers the following Associate of Arts degrees:


Courses listed with a single asterisk(*) are not articulated by the SC CHE and may not transfer into some programs at some four-year college and university.  Both the articulated and non-articulated courses may transfer as disciple-specific and/or as fulfilling general education requirements; or they may be accepted only as elective coursework, depending on the student’s program of study.

Student’s are responsibly for checking with the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer (and preferably with their target program within that institution) to determine the transferability of any course.


For all Transfer Blocks, 15 hours of general education will be required.  Students are required to take one course from each of the areas listed below and two additional electives from the areas listed below.

Humanities/Fine Arts – ANT, ART, ECO, GEO, HIS, MUS, PHI, PSC, THE

Social/Behavioral Sciences – PSY, SOC

Natural Science/Mathematics – BIO, CHM, MAT, PHY

The Arts & Sciences Division also offers certificate programs in the following areas:



Articulation List

The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) offers multiple educational options for your future. TCL offers the College Transfer Program leading to an Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree. All of the courses required to complete the two year AA/AS programs may be transferred to any four-year public university or college in South Carolina as well as selected out-of-state universities. Students planning to transfer to a four-year school are encouraged to plan their program with a TCL counselor and their Academic Advisor.

It is important to know that general education requirements and requirements for specific majors vary among different colleges and universities. The TCL Student Success Center is a good resource for students who plan to transfer credit from TCL. The Center has information on colleges and universities and the degree programs they offer. Counselors and academic advisers are available to help students with academic planning to insure course work is appropriate for the program at the four-year institution they plan to attend.

NOTE: Developmental education courses do not transfer to other colleges. Additional placement information, testing or coursework may be required.


See Transfer Policies for South Carolina Transfer Guidelines.


Gayle Tremble, Dean of Arts & Sciences

Phone:  843-525-8443 /  gtremble@tcl.edu

Lakesha Allen, Biology Instruction

Phone: 843-470-5964 / lallen@tcl.edu

Joseph Bailey, Biology Instructor

Phone: 843-470-6026 / jbailey@tcl.edu

James Daniels, Mathematics Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8332 / jdaniels@tcl.edu

Shana Hirsch, English Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8347 / hirsch@tcl.edu

Rosemary Hunt, Spanish Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8274 / rhunt@tcl.edu

Russell Keevy, English Instructor

Phone: 843-470-6022 / rkeevy@tcl.edu

Joy Locke, Speech Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8225 / jlocke@tcl.edu

Louise Mathews, College Skills Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8280 / lmathews@tcl.edu

Greg Mauriocourt, History Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8334 / gmaurio@tcl.edu

Tom Mullins, Psychology Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8306 / tmullins@tcl.edu

Laurence Neely, Biology Instructor

Phone: 843-470-5951 / lneely@tcl.edu

Andrew Passarello, Mathematics Instructor

Phone:  843-470-6039 / apassarello@tcl.edu

Bryce Pruitt, Mathematics Instructor

Phone:  843-470-5950 / bpruitt@tcl.edu

Heather Weiss, English Instructor

Phone:  843-525-8260 / hweiss@tcl.edu

Andrea West, Mathematics Instructor

Phone: 843-525-8239 / awest@tcl.edu


For transfer information:
Melanie Gallion
Career and Transfer Services Manager
Beaufort Campus / Building 2 / Room 121
Phone: 843-525-8224


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