Welcome to the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and thank you for visiting our website.

I am delighted you are interested in learning more about TCL. As you scroll through these pages, please take your time as they are filled with information about our fully accredited degree, diploma and certificate programs offered across our four campuses and online.

As many have already discovered, TCL is one of the best first steps to earning your four-year degree or transitioning directly to a well-paying career.

For nearly 60 years, we have distinguished ourselves as one of South Carolina’s best technical colleges. Through convenient delivery methods and caring faculty and staff, we are uniquely positioned to accomplish our mission of providing accessible, high-quality academic education and workforce training that serves the needs of individuals, businesses and industries in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

We are here to help anyone searching for a pathway to opportunity, further education and career advancement. At TCL, we believe college work should lead to actual work, and that it should not cost a fortune for you to become real-world work ready.

You can save more than $30,000 over two years at TCL compared to four-year universities in South Carolina. In fact, many of our graduates leave debt-free, move on to better careers and build a better future for themselves and their families. In addition to traditional adult learning, we offer tuition-free dual enrollment programs for most high school students.

We hope to see you soon as a Technical College of the Lowcountry student. I wish you well in your future endeavors, and thanks again for visiting our website.


Dr. Richard J. Gough
TCL President