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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 a more flexible format to learning and completing course requirements, 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.





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 two and four-year colleges and universities.

For taking classes at Tri-County all students must apply to the college and complete all enrollment processes. To get started apply now at, or call one of our Enrollment Counselors at 864-646-1550 for more information and to discuss your college plans. 

If you are already an enrolled student at Tri-County have a discussion with your academic advisor or success coach to determine if online courses are right for you. If they are, once you have been advised, look for online course offerings when registering for courses by selecting Distance Learning as the campus course location.

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-disciplined, 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.

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.

Full Online Degrees
Tri-County offers online courses as a scheduling option and not for full degree completion.

Online Training through Corporate and Continuing Education

If traditional, semester long, coursework is not currently the right fit for you consider other options through our Division of 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.