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Academic Programs

Trident Technical College offers three types of academic programs:

  • Certificates are short-term credentials that may be completed in one to three semesters. Some certificates prepare students for jobs; others help students build a portfolio of marketable skills.
  • Diplomas are mid-length programs that typically take one year to complete. Diploma programs prepare students for specific careers. In addition to coursework in the career field, diplomas include coursework in English, psychology, and other general education disciplines.
  • Associate degrees are 2-year programs. There are two types of Associate degrees: transfer and technical. Transfer Associate degrees are designed to provide students with the first two years of a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Students who complete technical associate degrees are prepared to enter the workforce in specific career fields.

To enroll in academic programs, students must be admitted to the college. Many academic programs are eligible for financial aid. Learn more about financial aid.

Workforce Training (formerly Continuing Education)

Workforce Training programs are professional development and personal interest courses that do not award academic credit but are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). You do not have to apply and be admitted to the college to take these noncredit courses. Simply register and pay online or by phone. Workforce Training courses are offered throughout the year so check back often to see the latest additions. Learn More> 

Digital Course Materials

Digital course materials are included for select courses at TTC. These courses include all materials needed for the class (including access codes) on day one. You will not need to purchase any additional materials for the course. The costs of these materials are included in your tuition and fees.

Learn more about digital course materials