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Oct. 26, 2015 - Trident Technical College hosting Veterans Day Celebration

In honor of contributions made by the United States military personnel and veterans, Trident Technical College is holding a Veterans Day Celebration program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m., on TTC’s Main Campus in the College Center (Bldg. 920), 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.

The featured speaker is Colonel Jimmy “Vegas” Canlas, Vice Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston. A reception will follow the program.

From 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., attendees can visit the American military exhibit, featuring military uniforms throughout the years. The exhibit is provided by the American Military Museum, located in Citadel Mall.

The event is free and open to the public, but anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP by calling 843.574.6421. For more information about the event, please call 843.574.6347.

Oct. 5, 2015 - Classes resume

All Trident Technical College campuses and sites will be open and operate on a normal schedule Tuesday, Oct. 6. The make-up day for Friday, Oct. 2 classes is Tuesday, Oct. 13. The make-up day for Monday, Oct. 5 classes is Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Sept. 4, 2015 - Trident Technical College offers new Charleston Artisans Series

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce a new series of workshops, The Charleston Artisans Series, to be offered from Sept. 15-Dec. 2, 2015 featuring local musicians, writers, poets, storytellers and artisans. Each workshop costs $19-$29 to participate and take place at Trident Technical College’s Main Campus in North Charleston and Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston.

“The Charleston Artisans Series is our way of showcasing local talent and providing them a venue to share their story and the inspiration behind their work to the Charleston community. We provide a copy of the artist’s work and want people who enroll in the presentations to feel a sense of community as we offer free coffee and tea to provide a casual and collaborative atmosphere to the presentation,” said Dr. Daphne Holland, youth and personal enrichment program manager for the Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development.

Fall 2015 workshops include:

  • Artisan Handmade Soaps
  • Storyteller Music Series – The Summer of You and Me
  • Storyteller Novel Series – Raptures: Tales of Darkness & Light
  • Storyteller Poetry Series – Poetically Thinking
  • Storyteller Poetry Series – Poetry Slam
  • Storyteller Poetry Series – Waking Up in a Beautiful Room
  • Slave Dwelling Project

July 6, 2015 - Trident Technical College to offer free Church Security seminar

Trident Technical College will offer a free church security seminar for leaders of all faiths and religious organizations, congregants and the general public on Thursday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m.

Trident Tech began offering a two-night, six-hour church security course in fall 2014 through its Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development. The free three-hour seminar will cover much of the same material as the course, but be more focused on physical threats to churches, synagogues, mosques and temples, rather than general security measures.

“We wanted to offer this free seminar as a gift to the community,” said TTC President Mary Thornley. “Since the tragedy at Emanuel AME, worshippers have been discussing security issues and thinking about security plans. We hope this seminar will give the community a place to talk about their concerns and learn practical steps to make their houses of worship safer places.”

The seminar will be led by Lt. Frank Jackson, homeland security officer with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. Jackson, an ordained minister, has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience and has taught TTC’s church security course since its inception. He has also served as chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police Berkeley Chapter and the Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association.

The two-hour presentation portion of the seminar will cover topics including staff training, policy and procedure development, security assessments, surveillance techniques, recognizing different kinds of threats, and security team development. There will be an hour of Q&A and discussion after the presentation.

The seminar will be held in the College Center in Building 920 on Trident Tech’s Main Campus in North Charleston. The workshop is free, but attendees must pre-register by calling 574-6152.

June 30, 2015 - Power outage on Main Campus

Due to a power outage on Main Campus on Tues., June 30, the following buildings will be closed until repairs are made: Bldgs. 100, 200, 300, 400, 410 (Student Center), 420, 430, 500, 510, 700, 800.

June 22, 2015 - Event helps prospective students “Get Help, Get Going” to college

For those planning to start college this fall, the start of classes is quickly approaching. To help prospective students apply for college admission and for financial aid and to guide them through other important steps, Trident Technical College will hold a “Get Help, Get Going” event on July 9, from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at TTC’s Main Campus (7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, Building 410).

Attendees who have not yet started these processes will receive guidance. Those attendees who have begun will be directed to their next steps.

Prospective students should complete their share of admission, financial aid and disability accommodation request processes before Aug. 3 so they have the greatest opportunity to have all processes finalized before classes begin.

For more information and for a complete list of what to bring, visit or call 843.574.6111.

June 15, 2015 -Trident Technical College offers Paralegal Program Information Session

Trident Technical College will hold a Paralegal Program Information Session June 25 at 6 p.m. in Bldg. 200 / Room 143 on the College’s Main Campus in North Charleston. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend and learn more about the program including affordable tuition and lottery assistance, internships and job placement assistance.

Licensed SC attorneys serve as faculty members. There are daytime, evening and online courses taught in full-time and part-time formats to provide flexibility for students. “Our program has led the way in the Lowcountry, and we continue to provide students with the best preparation possible for a career in the paralegal field,” noted Jan Utsey, associate dean for Law Related Studies.

The program is approved by the ABA (American Bar Association) and designed to meet the needs of first-time college students, college graduates who are changing careers, as well as people employed in the legal field who want preliminary training before entering law school.

RSVPs are not necessary, but participants can call 843.574.6890 with questions regarding the session, and click here for general information about the paralegal program including course details and answers to frequently asked questions.

June 10, 2015 - Career education event recognizes youth apprentices and scholarship recipients

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Trident Technical College, local educators and area business partners came together to celebrate career education at a breakfast event on Tuesday, June 9, at TTC’s College Center on Main Campus in North Charleston.

The event – Accelerating Career Education – spotlighted outcomes in career education including the exponential growth of Career Academies in local high schools, the presentation of this year’s Accelerate Greater Charleston Scholarships and the Youth Apprenticeship program at TTC.

Over 50 students from local public and private schools were recognized for continued achievement as they pursue their career education. A total of 15 high school Career Academy graduates received scholarships to attend Trident Technical College to pursue a two-year associate degree; while 40 students were recognized as new hires in the 2015-16 class of youth apprentices. The scholarships and all tuition and costs associated with the Youth Apprenticeship program are paid for by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Also highlighting the morning event was a check presentation by SunTrust Foundation to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $25,000, specifically donated for funding of the Youth Apprenticeship program.

TTC President Dr. Mary Thornley unveiled the formation of Workforce Academies at Trident Technical College. These academies, with curriculum designed at the request of area employers, will provide specialized postsecondary training programs for Lowcountry youth apprentices and offer opportunities for high school students who are not participating in the apprenticeship programs to get a head start by enrolling in postsecondary courses prior to graduating from high school.

Following the program, there was an official signing of the 2015-16 youth apprentices with their respective employers, as well as media interviews and photo opportunities for scholarship and apprentice honorees.

April 28, 2015 - New series of workshops on the black history of South Carolina

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new series of workshops May 13-June 17, 2015 focusing on the Black History of South Carolina. Topics covered span the American Revolution time period through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights era into present day. All classes meet on the Main Campus of Trident Technical College at 7000 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston and cost $25 per student. Students who enroll by May 7 in all courses in the Black History of South Carolina series will receive their last class free. To register, call 843.574.6152 or visit

Dr. Daphne Holland, youth and personal enrichment program manager for the Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development, explains the community need that is being met by adding the Black History of South Carolina series to TTC’s 2015 summer course schedule: "Charleston has a rich history in African-American culture that is too often unrepresented and untold. I believe this series of classes will not only be full of extraordinary local and historical information but will be entertaining as well."

Damon Fordham, instructor of the workshop, went on to say: "I designed this course to get people to understand that there is so much more to history than what they're often taught or told. If they speak to their older friends and relatives, they may find amazing stories that have been missed by the history books."

Black History of South Carolina Summer 2015 workshops include:

  • The African Background
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • The Gullah Culture, Civil War and Freedom
  • From Reconstruction to Segregation
  • The Fight for Civil Rights in South Carolina
  • Integration to the Present

February 23, 2015 - Administrative Professionals Day Conference April 14

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce the program lineup for the 21st Annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference. The 2015 conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The College Center on the Main Campus of Trident Technical College in North Charleston. Registration fees range from $109-$149 per person.

This one-day event features guest speakers from the community and faculty from Trident Technical College in addition to a fashion show courtesy of Sissy’s Closet and a gourmet lunch catered by Duvall Catering and Event Design. D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis will deliver the National Anthem as part of the opening of the conference. A continental breakfast is also provided.

Guest speakers on the conference agenda include:

  • Stacy Bruder, Interactive Sales Director, Digital Advertising, The Post and Courier; “Work/Life Balance: Work, Family, Community Service, Fundraising.”
  • Dr. Willette Burnham, Executive Director of Student Programs and Student Diversity, MUSC; “Are We Really Ready?”
  • Chef Michael Carmel, Department Head of the Culinary Institute of Charleston, Trident Technical College; “Health Benefits of Ancient Grains.”
  • Lisa Fought, Director of Programming, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development; “Exercise in the Workplace and Breathing Techniques to De-stress your Life!”
  • Dr. Daphne Holland, Personal Enrichment and Youth Development Program Manager, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development; “Sharpen the Skills in your Business Writing Toolbox.”
  • Karen Wrighten, Dean, Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus, "Dream It, Be It."

Who should attend this conference? Those encouraged to register include administrative assistants, receptionists, paralegals, office managers, executive assistants and all support staff. Individuals who are currently in these positions or those interested in branching into this area would find this year's conference very beneficial for their professional development as well as provide them with opportunities to network with their peers.

Early registrations are being accepted now through March 15 at a reduced per person rate of $119. Regular registration is $149 per person and will be available from March 16 to April 14. A discounted rate of $119 per person is available to IAAP members. A special group rate of $109 per person is available for groups including five or more registrations (group registrations are available by phone only). To register, call 843.574.6152 or visit Registrations can be made in person at the Complex for Economic Development located in Bldg. 910 on the Main Campus in North Charleston.

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