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Coronavirus Disease 2019/COVID-19 Information

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

Updated May 03, 2021

Please Note: All of Trident Technical College’s campuses are open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required on campus. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, 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 Vaccination

You may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination based on your age, occupation or health status. For current information on vaccination eligibility in South Carolina, click here. To find a vaccine provider near you, click 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.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Funding

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA 2021) includes supplemental grants for eligible students enrolled after Dec. 27, 2020. This grant may apply to any component of the cost of attendance, such as tuition, food, housing or child care. This grant is not a loan and will not be considered as part of a student’s financial aid award package for the 2020-21 academic year. Eligible students will receive an email the week of March 22, 2021, with details about the grants and how they will be disbursed.

For Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CRRSSA Act Sections 314(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 314(a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable, click here for the March 2021 report.

CRRSAA 2021 provides for another round of student grants that will be disbursed later this spring. The college has not yet received guidance from the U.S. Department of Education about this third round of student grants.

CARES Act Funding for Eligible Students and Institutional Expenses

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. In addition, the college was awarded $3.2 million for allowable institutional expenses. To view the college's CARES Act Report, click here. For Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable, click here for the September 2020 report, here for the December 2020 report and here for the March 2021 report.

Spring Semester 2021

Registration 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. 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.

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

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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