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Continuing EDUCATION

Trident Technical College offers dozens of Continuing Education (noncredit) programs and courses across an array of fields and disciplines. Some lead to nationally recognized professional certifications. Others are designed to challenge and stimulate lifelong learners. No matter your learning goals, no matter your educational background, we are sure to have a program or course that interests you.

ENHANCE Your Career

Are you hoping to advance in your job or pursue new professional opportunities? We offer a wide variety of Continuing Education (noncredit) classes in an array of career fields from construction and computer science to accounting and health care. More than 80 of our programs lead to national certifications, and most are open to everyone, regardless of educational background.

EQUIP Your Workforce

For companies interested in workforce development, we offer fully customized corporate training programs and consultative services designed to strengthen your teams, motivate your employees and propel your business forward. We’ll even offer on-site training at your location.

Note: These programs are specifically designed for organizations. For individuals pursuing professional growth, we offer dozens of programs designed to "Enhance Your Career."

EXPLORE New Interests

Passionate about lifelong learning? Whether you want to speak a new language or cook a new recipe, build a personal fitness regimen or manage your household finances, we offer a variety of educational courses designed for personal enrichment.

What is Continuing Education anyway?

Continuing Education is an opportunity to obtain valuable knowledge and skills for personal enrichment and career enhancement.

Unlike for-credit learning, Continuing Education encompasses noncredit courses, therefore classes do not count toward a degree. However, many Continuing Education courses prepare you for industry-recognized licensure and certifications. Successful completion of these courses earns continuing education units (CEU's) for the student. Whether you want better job opportunities or you’re looking to try something new, there is sure to be a Continuing Education course for you.


NEW! Payment Plans

Trident Tech Continuing Education students can now spread out the cost of their education with a new Payment Plan available for all programs costing $499 or more. The Payment Plan options are available through a partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), a company that has helped more than 3 million students pay for education at thousands of schools.


STEP 1: Students must first register for their class(es) in person at the continuing education registration office at Trident Technical College's Main Campus in Bldg. 910.

STEP 2: After students have registered for their classes, they can then enroll in a Payment Plan through Trident's secure online portal at or by calling 800.722.4867 and speaking with a TMS Education Payment Advisor. No approval is required to sign up for a plan and there are no financing charges, however there is a one-time $30 enrollment fee.

STEP 3: Begin making your payments. Make sure the payments are made on time, every time! Once enrolled in a Payment Plan students have four months to pay off their tuition costs.


The plans are flexible allowing students to make adjustments via the secure portal. They also include an eBill option in addition to mailed monthly paper statements, as well as online payments and an Automatic Payment Option to have the installment payments drafted directly from a bank account.

Still not sure?

If you’re still not sure whether you should be taking credit or noncredit courses, feel free to ask one of our registration specialists at 843.574.6152.

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FEATURED CLASS: Defensive Driving

Drivers who have accumulated penalty points against their records can have up to four points removed upon successful completion of this National Safety Council certified course. Depending on your insurance carrier, a discounted insurance rate may be available. Three classes are offered before the end of 2018. Class meets on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; or Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5-6 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at TTC's Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus) in North Charleston. Cost is $89 per student. Register now!

FEATURED CLASS: Holiday Cookie Decorating (Kids and Adults)

Come decorate cookies without the setup and cleanup! Sip on hot chocolate while trimming and garnishing holiday-shaped gingerbread and sugar cookies. Make your own white or dark chocolate peppermint bark to enjoy at home or give as a gift! Registration is good for two dozen cookies and a batch of peppermint bark for an adult and child to decorate together. Or, one single adult may register. Class meets on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. at TTC's Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus). Cost is $65. Register now! Grandmother and granddaughter decorating holiday cookies together LEARN MORE >>

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