Tri County Technical College

Tri County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College is an independent, non-profit organization located in the westernmost tip of North Carolina. It was chartered in 1982. The college is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It also offers adult education and vocational training courses.

Tri-County Technical College's athletics department sponsors both men's and women's sports teams, which are known as the Hawks. They participate in the NJCAA Division I. The Tri-County Communicator is the student newspaper of the college.

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Tri-County Technical College
7900 U.S. Hwy 76
Pendleton , SC 29670
General Phone: (864) 646-1500

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Tri-County Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Office and Administration135administrative assistant, general office occupations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts118liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management109business, business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology91dental assistant, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Mechanics and Repair74industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics
Family and Social Work52child care provider
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and safety
Production Trades35machinist, welding
Computer Science and Engineering34data processing tech
Media28radio and TV tech
Engineering Technician22engineering technology, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, manufacturing tech, industrial production tech, quality control tech, mechanical drafting
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Tri-County Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year19717
Associate's degree51120
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1618

Tri-County Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tri-County Technical College had a total enrollment of 5,223 students (4,057 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 15%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 33%
20-21 18%
22-24 12%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina90%
State unknown3%
North Carolina1%

Tri-County Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 39 %

Tri-County Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pendleton, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tri-County Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,384
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,786
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Tri-County Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 492600)

Tri-County Technical College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year44$45,36168$44,439
All faculty totalacademic year44$45,36168$44,439

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tri-County Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Tri-County Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Tri-County Technical College Apart:

% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 10%Tri-County Technical College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Tri-County Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Tri-County Technical College Number of students
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Tri-County Technical College % of degrees in production trades
Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Tri-County Technical College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Tri-County Technical College % of degrees in family and social work

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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