The following provides basic information about the academic course credit available at Trident Technical College. Courses are typically offered during the semesters identified; however, the schedule is subject to change based on the availability of faculty, funds and enrollment. The college reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. For more detail on the terms, times and delivery methods of course offerings, see Course Search.
Course Hours and Credits
Following the three letter prefix and course numbers are numbers that indicate lecture, laboratory and credit hours. The number of lecture hours in class each week and/or the number of laboratory/clinical hours in each week combine to make up the total “contact” hours required for the class each week. Contact hours equate to the time spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The contact hours are the sum of the first two numbers shown. The credit for the course is the last number shown.
TTC uses the semester credit hour system for all academic courses. Credits are based on the number of lecture hours and the number of lab/clinical hours.
Courses labeled nondegree credit will not count toward graduation requirements in any certificate, diploma or degree program.
Prerequisites are required before enrolling in a course; they will be identified following the course description.
Corequisites are courses that must be taken at the same time and will be identified following the course description.
Most courses have additional prerequisite reading skills that can be demonstrated by test scores or transfer credit.