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Tri-County Technical College

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Accessibility Resources

Our expert team is here to provide specialized advocacy, support and services to help those with learning differences.

Wellness Resources

We understand that “life happens” and unexpected circumstances can take a toll on well-being, goals, and academic success. Student Support is available to students to provide resources and support so that students can manage personal and academic challenges as they pursue their academic goals. Services are available at all campuses by appointment. Appointments and inquiries can be made via wellness@tctc.edu.

Below are the ways that Wellness Programs can assist students.

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Professional Counseling Services

Issues and concerns, both inside and outside the classroom, can interfere with your studies. We have connections to resources that can help you succeed.

  • REACH Student Assistance Program (FREE)
    • REACH is a  Wellness Program partner that provides licensed counseling (just let them know you are a TCTC student) to assist with emotional support (grief, anxiety, depression, relationship, work/life balance counseling, etc). TCTC contracts with REACH to provide confidential, licensed counseling to TCTC students. Students get 5 sessions free, per issue… with unlimited issues via local, individual counseling sessions, virtual sessions, or phone sessions.
    • https://www.mylifeexpert.com/login (organization code: TCStudent)
    • 1-855-691-4941
  • Additional Counseling Services
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Questions? Contact wellness@tctc.edu.

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Food and Emergency Housing Assistance

Students are able to learn better when they are well nourished. Eating healthy meals has been linked to higher grades, better memory and alertness, and faster information processing. Students who get the nutrition they need are more likely to graduate and live happier, more productive lives. We offer an on-site Food Pantry that serves as a bridge to connections with our community partners that provide assistance.

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Emergency Fund Assistance

Student Support is committed to supporting student success. To assist students, Student Support has established an Emergency Fund to assist currently enrolled TCTC students who are in an emergency situation and at risk of not continuing their education due to unexpected financial dilemmas. The funds (pending availability) are granted on a case- by- case basis and are used to assist with academic related issues, such as books, academic supplies, etc. Student must meet eligibility for program. For non-academic needs, such as utilities, rent, etc, students will be referred to community agencies.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must demonstrate “emergency” financial need.
  • Student must demonstrate acceptable academic progress if a current student.
  • Must be in good financial standing with the college having no holds.
  • Have considered other possible resources such as financial aid, community resources, etc.

Emergency Fund Request

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Childcare Assistance

Lack of affordable child care presents a significant barrier for students. Tri-County has received a Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help ensure our most vulnerable students have an opportunity to remain in school. We also have partnerships with many organizations to help with childcare needs. Learn more by emailing Melina Guerra-Rodelo at mguerrar@tctc.edu.

CCAMPIS pays for childcare and/or afterschool programs for children 0-12 years of age on the parent’s behalf during the semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students MUST have applied for financial aid
  • Students MUST be enrolled and maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester
  • Students MUST have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Students MUST have a minimum 67% completion rate
  • TCTC CAMPIS Application

Community Childcare Resources

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SC Thrive

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Tri-County is a proud partner with SC Thrive. The organization’s mission is to lead South Carolinians to stability by providing innovative and efficient access to quality of life resources. SC Thrive and Thrive Hub are a one-stop shop for the resources you may need. SC Thrive helps people connect to benefits via one application system. Benefits may include: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP/Food Stamps), Healthy Connections Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Refugee Cash Assistance, Voter Registration, Welvista Medication Assistance Program, healthcare resources, and more.

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Transportation

Most students drive to and from the College, and some form their own car pools. There are also community bus services that many students from Anderson and the Clemson, Pendleton, and Central areas use. For additional transportation solutions, we can connect you with other community partners.

Other Services

MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION 
Pickens County: 866-831-4130

SENIORS UNLIMITED 
Pickens County: 864-843-2275

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Healthy Relationships

Several programs are available to help college students prevent behaviors that lead to unhealthy and potentially harmful relationships. We are committed to providing an environment that is free from dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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Prevention Programs

We recognize the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other addictions, and we have connections with community services to help.

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Academic Challenges

We provide resources and support to help you succeed academically, including:

  • Developing personal success plans
  • Providing financial aid appeal support
  • Creating academic suspension recovery plans
  • Assistance with academic materials

If you need assistance with circumstances that could impact your educational goals, connect with us at wellness@tctc.edu.

CONTACT

Croslena Johnson

Croslena Johnson,
Director of Student Support

Email: cjohnso5@tctc.edu

Telephone: 864-646-1568

Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson, Coordinator of Student Resource Programs

Email: ecampbel@tctc.edu

Telephone: 864-646-1873

Melina Rodelo

Melina Guerra-Rodelo,
CCAMPIS Coordinator

Email: mguerrar@tctc.edu

Telephone: 864-646-4560

Lauren McClellan

Lauren McClellan,
Accessibility Resource Center Manager

Email: lmcclell@tctc.edu

Telephone: 864-646-1564

Judy Paulus

Judy Paulus,
Accessibility Coordinator

Email: jpaulus@tctc.edu

Telephone: 864-646-1563

Physical Location:
Pendleton Campus, Student Success Center (SSC), Suite 120.

Main Phone:
864-646-1569

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.