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Mission Statement

TTC Policy 2-18-0

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

Vision: Educate the individual. Accelerate the economy. Inspire the future.


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Student achievement
  • Academic excellence
  • Accessibility and affordability
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Expertise
  • Academic freedom
  • Accountability
  • Global competitiveness

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, and one of the largest institutions in the state, Trident Technical College serves 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, Trident Technical College offers university transfer associate degrees and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The curriculum includes programs in arts and sciences, aeronautical studies, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, hospitality, industrial technology, and public service. Trident Technical College students draw on knowledge from a broad range of disciplines to develop the communication and critical thinking skills that are fundamental to lifelong learning.

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

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

Approved by TTC Area Commission May 28, 2019
Approved by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education August 2, 2019

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