The Latest COVID Updates & Information

As of August 18, 2021

All campuses are open. Masks are required.

Effective immediately, the College has instituted a mandatory mask policy. Masks must be worn indoors by everyone – employees, students, visitors, and vendors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. This policy applies to all indoor spaces on our campuses unless someone is working alone in a private office. Masks may be removed temporarily for eating or drinking. Masks are not mandatory outside but are strongly encouraged when groups gather. We will evaluate the situation at regular intervals as the semester progresses to determine a safe end date for the mandate.

The classes that are scheduled to take place face-to-face will continue in that format. Where possible, a three-foot distance should be maintained between those occupying a room.

If you are sick, please do not come to work or class. Instead, stay home and follow the COVID reporting protocol so that the COVID Response Team can provide guidance as they have for the past 15 months. The COVID Team is making adjustments as needed to college protocols based on advise from health professionals.

The health and safety of our Faculty, Staff, and Students is paramount. We look forward to seeing you in person (or virtually)!


Employee Information

Click here to see Employee Return to Campus Guidelines, Resources and Information


Student Information

It is expected that students adhere to the safety rules established for Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Fall 2021 Semester

A variety of face-to-face, online, synchronous online, and hybrid classes are being offered for the fall. View a list of courses using our online course search feature through Self-Service.

Everything you need to know about applying and enrolling can be found in our Enrollment & Registration Guide PDF.

Glossary:

Online–provided via the internet and no face-to-face instruction is required. Online courses can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student and without traveling to campus.

Synchronous online–instruction delivered online but at a scheduled time through Zoom. Students don’t have to travel to campus but have interaction with the instructor since the class is happening live.

Hybrid–blend of on campus and online instruction. A portion of these courses is accomplished on campus, in a face-to-face traditional classroom while maintaining social distancing. The remaining lecture portion is completed in the online environment at a time convenient for the student. Hybrid instruction will be used when a hands-on component such as labs and clinicals are course requirements.

Safety Practices

Face Masks/Face Coverings: Masks must be worn indoors by everyone – employees, students, visitors, and vendors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. This policy applies to all indoor spaces on our campuses unless someone is working alone in a private office. Masks may be removed temporarily for eating or drinking. Masks are not mandatory outside but are strongly encouraged when groups gather. We will evaluate the situation at regular intervals as the semester progresses to determine a safe end date for the mandate.

Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face. Hand sanitizing stations will be located in high traffic areas.

Social Distancing: People without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. Stay at least six feet (about two arm’s length) from other people. Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

If you feel sick…

If you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, and notify Rodney Adams at radams@tcl.edu, (843) 525-8219, or Allison Canning at acanning@tcl.edu, (843) 525-8210.

Do not come to campus until symptoms resolve. Your instructors will be flexible and allow alternatives for assignment or course completion. You are advised to seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe or persistent. You must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to be eligible to return to campus.

Students should stay home:

  • If you have experienced any new or worsening flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
  • If you have traveled in the last 14 days or have had family members travel in an airplane or to high-risk areas for transmission of COVID-19.
  • Have been in close contact with someone under evaluation for COVID-19 or with someone who has a confirmed infection of COVID-19.

Community Resources & Services

Check out this list of resources and services being provided by our community and partners.

Cashier Office

The Cashier Office is now open at the Beaufort Mather Campus Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Masks are strongly recommended and only one student is permitted in the Cashier Office at a time.

TCL College Store (formerly TCL Bookstore)

The TCL College Store is open for in person services Monday–Thursday from 10am–4pm on the Beaufort Mather Campus in building #12. You may also place an online order www.tcl.bncollege.com.

Library

Fall 2021 LIBRARY SERVICES

The Beaufort Mather campus library is open to the TCL community regular hours

The New River campus library is open all hours that the building is open.
8 a.m.–9 p.m.: Monday–Thursday
8 a.m.–4 p.m.: Friday–Saturday
Librarian hours

Face masks are required in all campus buildings.

Online assistance:

  • Librarians are available to meet via Zoom or chat to assist with general, research, and citation questions. 
  • Online paper review by librarians is available here
  • Request a laptop here.

Tutoring

The Tutoring Center is available online. Links: https://www.tcl.edu/library/ and https://www.tcl.edu/student-services/tutoring/

Need to Reach Us?

Email us admissions@tcl.edu

Call or text us at 843-525-8207

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

For in-person appointments access one of the following links:



More about the Coronavirus

How is the Coronavirus Spread?

  • Through the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Through close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object that has the virus on it and then touching your nose, mouth or eyes

Who is at Risk?

  • Travelers to and from certain area are at an increased risk; as are the close contacts of those who are ill
  •  Please note that the current risk of the coronavirus to the public is low

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How is it prevented?

  •  Wash hands (often)
  •  Use preventive measures (avoid handshakes or other physical greetings such as hugs, etc.)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick; avoid others
  •  Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve

Additional Resources:

coronovirus facts