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Technical College of the Lowcountry    
 
    
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 Technical College of the Lowcountry - Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission Statement


One of sixteen colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System, the Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to the Mather School founded in 1868.  The college is a comprehensive, public, two-year college dedicated to serving the diverse educational needs of the rural counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper.  The College annually serves approximately 10,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, non-traditional, fulltime, and part-time.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry provides quality, affordable academic and technical programs leading to Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates in an environment fostering excellence in teaching and learning.  The College prepares graduates with knowledge and skills for transfer to senior colleges and universities and for careers in computer technology, industrial technology, engineering technology, occupational technology, business, health sciences, and public service.

The College serves as an effective partner in the economic and human resource development of the Lowcountry.  As an open admissions institution, the Technical College of the Lowcountry offers academic, transfer, and specialized programs.   Offerings include developmental education; arts and sciences; career development; specialized, contract courses tailored for specific businesses and industries; and continuing education to meet the workforce needs of the Lowcountry.  In addition to responding to local and regional needs of the area, the College recognizes that state, national, and international issues affect the lives of the citizens of the Lowcountry and responds to these issues appropriately.

In support of its educational programs and services the College offers comprehensive student development services to all who seek to better their lives through education.  In an atmosphere of shared values, the College encourages creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness among its students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  With a commitment to excellence, the Technical College of the Lowcountry creates a positive, student-centered environment.  The College empowers individuals by enabling them to learn and to develop throughout their lifetimes.

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Adopted by the TCL Commission, November 18, 2002
Approved by the Commission on Higher Education, January 9, 2003
Reaffirmed and Modified by the TCL Commission, October 8, 2009
Modifications Approved by the Commission on Higher Education, November 24, 2009
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, October 14, 2010
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, October 27, 2011
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, October 18, 2012
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, October 22, 2013
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, October 9, 2014
Reaffirmed by the TCL Commission, September 8, 2015

Our Vision:

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will be the premier academic institution-visionary, vibrant and valued-engaged in leading the region to economic prosperity by providing innovative workforce solutions.