FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           11/2/2018

                                                                                                            (By Lisa Garrett)

WESTMINSTER --- It’s not too early to register for spring semester classes at Tri-County Technical College’s new Oconee Campus.

The upcoming Visit Event, set for Thursday, November 15, from 4 – 7 p.m.,  is an opportunity for residents to take a look at enrollment options and academic programs offered for spring semester, said Tiffany Blackwell, director of recruitment, admissions and orientation at the College.

The 37,000-square-foot campus is located at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park, 552 Education Way in Westminster. 

Spring semester begins January 7.

“We want to build awareness about our new campus and to educate the public about our many offerings,” said Blackwell.  Spring semester offerings include the first two semesters of Industrial Electronics Technology, Mechatronics, Technical Operator 1 and 2 (Certificate), CNC Programming and Operations (Degree), Manufacturing Management and Leadership (Degree), Business Administration (first year - core curriculum) and University Studies (Certificate).

Corporate and Community Education offerings include South Carolina Manufacturing Certification, CNC Machine Operator Training, Mechatronics and other career certificates such as ISO 9001, Lean Manufacturing and OSHA.

“Admissions representatives will be on hand to talk with individuals and to help them apply to the College,” said Blackwell.  Staff will give tours and faculty from the Engineering and Industrial Technology Division will give equipment demonstrations.

The first step to enrollment is to bring high school and college transcripts to the event.  Tri-County will waive the $30 application fee for those who apply that day.

Folks also should attend the FAFSA Friday seminar set for November 16 from 10 a.m. - 1 the Pendleton Campus, where they can apply for financial aid for spring semester.

“Individuals will have a month before the admissions deadline, which is December 19, to complete the requirements for admission,” said Blackwell.

“We had such an outpouring of support at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Oconee Campus so we felt we needed to hold another event to showcase our new campus to Oconee County residents.  Spring is a good time to get started with college,” she said.

For those who cannot attend the event, Tim Jared, Oconee Campus coordinator, and Cyndi Watts, full-time generalist, are at the campus and are available to speak one on one with individuals.  For more information, call the Oconee Campus at 864-220-8888.