The hospitality industry needs highly-skilled, professionals. Answer their call.

Learn how to excel at hotel administration and management, and get set for a rewarding and exciting career in the Lowcountry’s top industry.

This 66-credit-hour program teaches you how to manage a wide variety of lodging operations and facilities . You’ll learn in the classroom and out in the industry through internships and partnerships.

Courses include hospitality industry principles; supplies purchasing, storage and control; hotel facilities design and planning; hospitality industry law; personnel management and labor relations; financial management; marketing and sales promotion; convention and event management; front desk operations; and applications to specific types of hotels and motel operations.

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    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.


    We are enrolling now for fall classes at TCL’s brand new Culinary Institute of the South. Plus, general education courses can be completed at any campus or online. You could be our first graduating class!

    Quick Facts


    Internships provide valuable hands-on training and real-world experience.


    Graduates, with experience, can expect to fill supervisory positions.


    The associate degree program can be completed in two years.


    “Our students have amazing opportunities to learn from and work in the Lowcountry’s own world-renowned resorts and hotels.”

    Chef Miles Huff



    Program Cost

    Tuition: 66 credits x $190 per credit = $12,540.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    The Career

    Is this program right for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with people.
    • Are organized and task-oriented.
    • Have strong business skills.
    • Remain patient while resolving conflicts.

    Program Dean

    Chef Miles Huff

    Dean, Culinary Arts & Hospitality


    New River Campus, Bldg 50, Rm. 208


    Jacqueline Orak

    Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department Chair / Instructor


    New River Campus, Bldg. 50, Rm. 118

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