Tri County Community College is a two-year, post-secondary college located in Murphy, North Carolina. It was founded in 1964 as Tri-County Industrial Education Center, and came to be known by its current name in the 1970s. The college's campus is spread over 77 acres. Tri County Community College offers certificate, diploma, and associate's degree programs in the fields of anthropology, biology, communication, cosmetology, criminal justice, drama, economics, healthcare, history, journalism, physics, plumbing, sociology and web technology. It also provides vocational, technical and adult education classes.
Tri County Community College is home to a diverse number of clubs and organizations, including the Student Activities Association, the Hiking Club, Students in Free Enterprise, the Accounting Club, thr Astronomy Society and the National Technical Honor Society. Its students can also participate in the national honorary scholastic fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa and a national business honor society, Alpha Beta Gamma. The college grants financial aid to students in the form of Academic Competitiveness Grants, North Carolina Community College Grants, North Carolina Student Incentive Grants and North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarships.
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