Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) | Technical College of the LowCountry

Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)


Technical College of the Lowcountry is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.

Please click here for the TCL SOC Agreement Request Form.

Service Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium

The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for service members worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at

SOC Degree Network System Membership

Technical College of the Lowcountry is a member of the SOC Degree Network System, a subgroup of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military services to deliver specific associate degree programs to service members and their families. As a member of the DNS, we have agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors towards degree completion. Technical College of the Lowcountry is approved for membership in SOCNAV/SOCMAR at the associate level.

TCL accepts up to 30 semester credit hours of the following:

  • College credit earned at regionally accredited post-secondary educational institutions (grade of C or above)
  • Military courses recognized in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces (ACE – American Council on Education Guide)
  • Experiential learning – knowledge/skills gained through specific MOS or NEC responsibilities or military schools that equate to competencies developed in TCL courses. Credit for non-traditional learning depends on academic major and program of study.
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Need Help?

Director of Veteran Services
Christina Welsch-Copeland
Monday thru Thursday – 0830-1730
Friday – 0830-1130
Bldg 12, Rm 107
Phone: 843-525-8264

Military Student Adviser
Jamella Taylor
Monday thru Thursday – 0800-1730
Friday – 0800-1130
Bldg 12, Rm 107
Phone: 843-525-8340

Contact our on base Military Community Liaison:
Henry Dreier

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Monday and Wednesday
Bldg 923,  Rm 30
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Tuesday and Thursday
Bldg 596, Room 107A
Phone: 843-228-7494

Enrollment info for:

Active Duty Military

Spouse or Dependent of Active Duty Military

Veterans & Their Spouses/Dependents

Special Military Programs

Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)


Tuition Assistance

Veterans Benefits