It’s all in the name.
Technical: Career-oriented education for today’s high-skill jobs.
College: 80+ accredited academic programs and transfer degree options.
Lowcountry: Community-directed and locally focused.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is the region’s primary provider of post-secondary education and workforce training. The public, two-year, multi-campus community college serves approximately 5,000 students annually. The college offers a variety of curricular programs including university transfer options, career and continuing education, online learning, and dual enrollment for area high school students.
Our vision is to elevate each student and every community we serve through transformative technology and exceptional teaching.
The college is state-assisted, receiving approximately 18% of its operating funds from the state of South Carolina. The vast majority of TCL’s funding comes from student tuition and fees and local county and donor support. Tuition at TCL is generally about half the cost of the tuition at South Carolina’s public universities. The college employs more than 300 full-time and part-time faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality academic programs and student services.
TCL offers programs in arts and sciences, aviation technology, business, health sciences, computer technology, industrial technology and public service. The college provides comprehensive student services including academic advising, career counseling and veteran services. The college graduates more than 300 students annually. Fully 93% of TCL graduates either go on to four-year institutions or move directly into jobs – jobs here, in the Lowcountry.
More than 10,000 TCL alumni live and work in the Lowcountry. At TCL, it’s working.
TCL Statement of Non-Discrimination: 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.