What does the future hold for you, your children or your family? Secure a bright future through higher education. Yes—college can be a reality! Enroll at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and get on the path to achieving the American dream. With locations in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton, TCL allows you to go to college without moving or having to leave your family. Plus we prepare you for careers right here in the Lowcountry!

Why TCL?

There are great careers that are in demand right here in the Lowcountry. Here are just a few examples of well-paying jobs* for which TCL can prepare you:

Computer Network Administrator$65,780
Heating & Air Technician$38,120

TCL enrolls thousands of students annually in more than 80 academic programs of study, preparing them for careers that meet the needs of Lowcountry employers. In addition to the programs listed above, TCL offers nursing, massage therapy, early care and education, building construction, criminal justice, administrative office technology, business, and many more. In addition, students can complete their associate of arts and science degrees at TCL, and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their baccalaureate degrees

Affordability is a hallmark of all community colleges, and it’s no different at TCL. For South Carolina residents, TCL’s tuition for a full-time student is around than $1,900 per year, thanks to S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance.** In addition, TCL’s Financial Aid office helps South Carolina residents secure other federal and state financial aid options.

Not a South Carolina resident? TCL is still a great option. We are now accepting students under DACA.*** Just provide your SC driver’s license or state ID along with your Employment Authorization Card, and you’ll be ready to start the admissions process.

So, what’s your next step?

TCL is now enrolling for the summer and fall semesters. So just how do you apply? Complete the online admissions application, and then someone from TCL will contact you about completing the process.

TCL is committed to supplying a qualified workforce to our growing and evolving community – a workforce that is well-educated, professional and prepared to do the job at hand. This close relationship with community employers directly benefits our students. Employers know that TCL graduates are ready to work. At TCL, it’s working.

Have questions?

Please contact Admissions at 843.525.8207 for more information.

* 2011 S.C. annual mean wage, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

**Based on the spring 2016 semester and reflects S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance. Subject to change. Contact TCL for eligibility requirements.

***DACA students pay the non-resident, out-of-state tuition rate of $370 per credit hour and are currently not eligible for financial aid. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Contact TCL for details.