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Tri-County Technical College

Our online courses offer you the chance to work toward your educational goals, even if your family and work schedule keep you from coming to classes on campus. Our online classes allow you to do course work when and where it's convenient for you, yet they still provide the same high quality instruction as our on-campus classes and include lots of interaction with Tri-County instructors and classmates.

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SCTechConnect online courses provide a high-quality, low-cost, convenient option for completing your first year of college. All courses offered through SCTechConnect seamlessly transfer to South Carolina’s public colleges and universities.

For information about SCTechConnect courses at Tri-County Technical College, contact Scott Harvey at (864) 646-1556 or e-mail him at sharvey@tctc.edu.

Technology requirements

In order to participate in online courses, you'll need:

  • regular and reliable access to a Web-accessible computer that meets minimum hardware and software requirements
  • computer skills, such as word processing, Web browsing, and e-mail

Characteristics of Successful Online Students

To be successful in an online course, you should assess your readiness for such an option. Taking courses online isn't for everyone. But if you're motivated, self-disciplines, have great time-management skills, are willing to ask for help and are comfortable with technology, an online course might be just what you're looking for. There are many online readiness assessment tools to help you make a solid decision, but one place you might start is SmarterMeasure, which you can access through your eTC account

SmarterMeasure is a tool to help you assess your readiness for learning in a technology rich environment. This tool is not intended to discourage you from pursuing your educational goals. Rather, your results will give you an idea of your strengths and weaknesses in the different components SmarterMeasure assesses. You will have the chance to review your results with an advisor following orientation so that you will be aware of resources Tri-County provides to help you be successful.

Other Important Considerations

Online Course Content
Students participate by reading printed textbooks and on-line lecture notes, interacting with multimedia computer files, and communicating with the instructor and classmates.

Communication & Assessment
Students turn in homework and communicate with instructors through e-mail. Instructors are also available for telephone conferences. Students communicate with other students enrolled in the course through private e-mail and class "bulletin board" postings. You may be required to take online quizzes, come to the Assessment Center, or arrange for an off-site proctor for supervised tests.

On-campus meetings
Some online courses require occasional visits to campus for things such as orientation, labs, and supervised tests. However, most of the instruction and communication will occur over the Internet. To find out more about on-campus meeting requirements, contact the course instructor, or refer to the course syllabus. If you are unable to come to campus, you should talk to the course instructor to make alternative arrangements.

Course Materials
On-line courses require printed textbooks just like on-campus courses. All course materials are available for purchase in the CampusStore.

Online Training through Corporate and Continuing Education

Along with our partners, we offer a variety of options to help you improve yourself and your career with online classes from Tri-County Technical College. Through the latest in instructional design, technology, and support, our online programs and classes provide quality instruction that is convenient, flexible, and highly personalized to meet the individual needs of the adult learner.  Learn more.