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About TTC

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission

Trident Technical College serves as a catalyst for personal, community, and economic development by empowering individuals through education and training.

Vision

Trident Technical College’s vision is to be the leading force for educational opportunity and economic competitiveness in the communities we serve.

Values

  • Student success
  • Teaching excellence
  • Individual worth
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Access
  • Integrity
  • Safety
  • Academic freedom
  • Accountability
  • Creativity
  • Continuous improvement
  • Lifelong learning

Role and Scope

Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

An open-door institution of higher education, the college serves approximately 16,000 traditional and nontraditional curriculum students who have a wide variety of educational goals, from personal enrichment to career development to university transfer.  To help students meet their goals, TTC offers university transfer associate degrees and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.  The curriculum includes programs in arts and sciences, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, industrial technology, and public service.  TTC students draw on knowledge from a broad range of disciplines to develop the communication and critical thinking skills that are fundamental to lifelong learning.

TTC further promotes economic development through continuing education courses; customized education and training for business, industry and government; and a variety of employment training programs.

TTC is committed to being accessible and responsive to community needs.  To foster student success, TTC provides developmental education and comprehensive student services.  In addition to traditional instruction, TTC’s flexible course offerings and alternative delivery methods, including online instruction, enable more members of the community to pursue higher education.

Strategic Goals

Students. To enable more students to reach their full potential as scholars, workers and citizens.

Faculty and Staff. To strengthen the TTC workforce to meet the needs of the college and the community it serves.

Community. To strengthen the economy and improve the standard of living in the tri-county region.

College. To secure the resources and develop the infrastructure necessary for the college to fulfill its mission and realize its vision.

Approved by TTC Area Commission October 30, 2001

Approved by TTC Area Commission October 15, 2002

Approved by TTC Area Commission October 21, 2003

Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission October 22, 2004

Approved by TTC Area Commission September 20, 2005

Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission November 14, 2006

Approved by TTC Area Commission May 27, 2008

Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education August 5, 2008

Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission March 24, 2009

Approved by TTC Area Commission March 23, 2010

Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 20, 2010

Approved by TTC Area Commission September 20, 2011

Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education January 13, 2012

Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission January 15, 2013

Approved by TTC Area Commission March 19, 2013

Reaffirmed by TTC Area Commission January 21, 2014

Approved by TTC Area Commission March 24, 2015

Approved by TTC Area Commission May 26, 2015

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