Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College, also known as TTC, is a two-year college located in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It is a multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. It forms part of the South Carolina Technical College System. TTC was founded in 1973 by the merger of Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Technical Education Center and Palmer College.

TCC provides transfer associate degrees and technical associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates to its students. It offers over 150 programs of study through 12 different academic divisions'.The college enrolls more than 11,000 students each semester.

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Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston , SC 29423-8067
General Phone: (843) 574-6111

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Trident Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine361EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts347liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Family and Social Work123child care management, child care provider, social work
Business and Management114business, business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, banking, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology111dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Engineering Technician62civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, environmental control tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, surveying tech, mechanical drafting
Security and Law Enforcement59criminal justice and safety
Beauty and Cosmetology53cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering51computer programming, data processing tech, computer support
Office and Administration47administrative assistant, office data entry
Mechanics and Repair44HVAC, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, mechanic and repair
Law40legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts37chef training
Hospitality37hotel management
Photography and Commercial Art36commercial art
Therapy and Counseling35physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration14medical records tech, medical transcription
Production Trades14machinist, machine shop assistant, welding
Media13radio and TV tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapist assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture11applied horticulture, turf management
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year59441
Associate's degree91432
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1137

Trident Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trident Technical College had a total enrollment of 12,076 students (8,694 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 27%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

South Carolina99%

Trident Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 43 %

Trident Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Charleston, 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.

Trident Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,696
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,308
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Trident Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 492000)

Trident Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track139157

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year139$48,097157$46,807
All faculty totalacademic year139$48,097157$46,807

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

Trident Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Trident Technical College Apart:

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Female % of student body
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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 11%Trident Technical College % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 11%Trident Technical College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 14%Trident Technical College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 14%Trident Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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Top 18%Trident Technical College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

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 Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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