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Coronavirus Disease 2019/COVID-19 Information

Trident Technical College is monitoring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Updated November 23, 2020

The college’s campuses reopened June 10. Please Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required on campus. Also, wait times for services on campus may be longer than normal due to staffing limitations. We encourage you to access services online or on the phone whenever possible.

A Message for TTC Students

TTC Pandemic Re-entry Plan

TTC's pandemic re-entry plan can be found here.

COVID-19 Tracking and Weekly Report

The college is tracking COVID-positive cases reported by students and employees and is taking action based on the procedures outlined in the college’s Pandemic Re-entry Plan. If you are taking classes on campus and test positive for COVID-19, you should notify your instructor and not return to class until completing the required quarantine period. To view a weekly report of COVID-positive cases, click here.

CARES Act Funding for Eligible Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a federal law enacted by Congress, provided funding to assist qualified students in need during the pandemic. The college distributed $3.2 million in CARES Act funding to eligible students. To view the college's CARES Act Report, click here. For Quarterly Financials, click here.

Wintermester 2020/Spring Semester 2021

Registration for Wintermester and Spring Semester is open. The college is offering both in-person and online courses this spring. To view the college’s offerings use the Course Search webpage and sort by Course Format. Online courses can be found by searching for “Online Courses” or “Scheduled Online Meetings.” Scheduled online meetings are online courses that have videoconference sessions. Face-to-face courses are listed as either “Traditional Courses,” “Hybrid  Mode Courses” or “Open Lab.” While the majority of the college’s offerings are for seven-week classes, courses are also offered in a 14-week term. Courses are also available in a three-week Wintermester for students who want to get a head start on their Spring Semester. New students must complete the admissions process before registering for classes. The first step is to submit an admission application.

All TTC campuses are open and the college is using DHEC, CDC and OSHA guidance for social distancing, proper hygiene and use of PPE to ensure students and employees are kept as safe as possible. These measures include the mandatory use of masks, reconfiguration of work spaces in offices and labs where needed, installation of barriers where appropriate, and the closure of common areas. Additional safety efforts include making hand sanitizer widely available, marking spacing for queues and posting signage explaining safety protocols and expectations for behavior while on campus.

Wintermester (3-week) – Dec. 15-Jan. 7

Spring 1 Term (First 3-week) – Jan. 11-Feb. 1

Spring 1 Term (7-week) – Jan. 11-March 1

Spring 1 Term (Second 3-week) – Feb. 9-March 1

Spring Full Term (14-week) – Jan. 11-April 30

Spring 2 Term (First 3-week) – March 15-April 2

Spring 2 Term (7-week) – March 15-May 2

Spring 2 Term (Second 3-week) – April 12-30

D2L Access

D2L is the college's integrated online learning platform. If you need assistance accessing your D2L courses, use this form. You can also get help by emailing StudentD2LHelp@tridenttech.edu or calling 843-574-6999 (choose option 2). A D2L login tutorial video can be found here.

In addition to instruction, the college is providing support services online when possible. Please check your student email, the college’s COVID-19 webpage and the college’s social media accounts for information.

Student Services Updates and Resources: If you need assistance with admission to the college, financial aid, or other areas, the Student Services staff is working remotely to support you. Please visit the Student Services webpage for updates and contact information.

Counseling Services are Available

Trident Technical College’s Counseling, Career Development and Services for Students with Disabilities office is continuing to offer counseling services to students while instruction is provided online.

Counseling services are available via secure video conference. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at Counseling.Services@tridenttech.edu. Please email us at Counseling.Services@tridenttech.edu and we will guide you through the process of scheduling an appointment.

We encourage students to take action to cope effectively with the anxiety and sadness that may accompany this disruption to our everyday lives. We are here if you need us! 

A Message for Students Taking Continuing Education Classes

(Non-academic/non-credit courses for career preparation, professional development or personal enrichment)

Thank you for your patience during limited campus operations. For information about Continuing Education courses and programs, click here.

Travel

  • All study abroad programs and international travel have been suspended through Dec. 31.
  • Domestic travel outside the tri-county area is suspended until further notice.

Staying Healthy

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Educate yourself about COVID-19 so you can be prepared and help prevent the spread of the virus.

Free Online COVID Screening

The Medical University of South Carolina is offering free online coronavirus screenings to South Carolina residents through its telehealth program. Anyone who has symptoms of the virus, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, can use the online system free of charge by using the promo code COVID19.

Links to Additional Resources

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control COVID-19 webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 webpage

If you know someone with a mobility-related disability who has an urgent need for the services listed below, click here for information on emergency assistance available from Adaptive Expeditions.

  • Home delivery and disinfection of groceries, personal protective equipment or essential household supplies
  • Emergency repair to home access ramps or other exterior equipment
  • Financial assistance to utilize CARTA’s Tel-A-Ride to access documented and essential medical services

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