Corporate and Community Education

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of most commonly asked questions:

What is Corporate and Community Education and what do they do?

Corporate and Community Education Division at Tri-County Technical College serves several purposes:

  • Providing technical training to citizens for job openings in demand in our region (QuickJobs Training), done in a format that is focused, fast, and offers flexibility with the schedule
  • Providing courses for industries and businesses to improve their workforce, delivered at their location
  • Offering professional development courses for professionals to maintain their certifications
  • Offering online courses on a broad spectrum of topics
  • Offering courses strictly for personal enrichment and fun

What are QuickJobs Programs?

We offer QuickJobs Career Training - compressed meaningful training in fields related to job openings in our region, which fall into one of the following categories:

  • Business/Administrative
  • Computers/IT
  • Construction
  • Culinary
  • Design/Creative
  • Emergency Response/Law Enforcement/Security
  • Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Logistics

What are Customized Training Programs?

For businesses in our region, whatever your organizational needs, we'll deliver the training you need, when and where you need it, all at an affordable cost. This may include Microsoft Office products training; industrial safety (OSHA) or electrical safety training; quality standards or leadership training; or other custom training to improve your workforce.

What courses are taught online?

Improve yourself and your career with online classes from Tri-County Technical College. Along with our many online training partners, we are able to offer hundreds of courses that are convenient, flexible, and highly personalized from some of the best instructors and resources in the market!  Click here for our current list of online course offerings, which we are constantly updating!

Do CCE's courses qualify for tuition assistance?

Need help paying for CCE classes? Multiple options for tuition assistance are available. Attend an Open House for more information! Call 864-646-1700 for the Open House schedule and details on the process.

Do CCE's courses qualify for credit toward an academic degree?

Tri-County Tech has determined common curriculum and training outcomes between courses taken in CCE where they align with curriculum and training outcomes from traditional courses in the college's academic programs. We call these "stackable" credentials. Some of the welding, manufacturing, computer, and healthcare courses carry forward credit toward an associate degree when you meet the criteria for successful completion. The program managers in each division can discuss with you the credit-awarding process. Call 864-646-1700 for more information.

Do you offer courses leading to Professional CEUs?

We offer courses that permit individuals holding a professional license in their occupational field opportunities to obtain CEUs which are often required for maintaining their license. These may be related to cosmetology, teaching, healthcare, and others. If you would like to be able to get your CEUs from Tri-County Tech but do not find these courses on our website, please call us at 864-646-1700 so we may help you to obtain this training.

Do you offer courses just for fun?

Yes, we call these “Life and Leisure” courses. We'll help you develop your interests in subjects that can complement your hobbies, serve as occupational advancement and change, or simply allow you to have FUN! Art, photography, drones, personal finances and investment are among some of these courses we offer.

How do I create a new user account?

In order to register for courses online, you must have an account with Corporate and Community Education Division. Creating an account also gives you online access to view your registration history, change your address and more.

You can go to our Sign up page to create a new account.

What courses do you currently offer?

Select one of the Lookup Courses links (“Program Areas”, “Calendar View” or “All Courses”in the right navigation bar) to see the list of courses we currently offer.

How can I enroll?

We offer several ways to register and pay for Corporate & Community Education class(es):

Online

Our online registration site allows you to search for courses and register online.

Email

Email us at conted@tctc.edu to get started and we will get things started!

By Phone

Call one of our offices:

  • Pendleton Campus: (864) 646-1700 or toll-free (within the 864 area code) 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700.
  • Anderson Campus: (864) 260-6700 or toll-free (within the 864 area code) 1-866-269-5677, ext. 6700.
  • Easley Campus: (864) 220-8888 or toll-free (within the 864 area code) 1-866-269-5677, ext. 8888.

In Person

Stop by one of these locations to register and pay in person:

PENDLETON CAMPUS
Main Corporate & Community Education Office (located on the Pendleton Campus in the Industrial and Business Development Center) is open:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

ANDERSON CAMPUS
The Anderson Campus is located at 511 Michelin Blvd, Anderson SC and is open:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

EASLEY CAMPUS
The Easley Campus is located at 1774 Powdersville Highway, Easley SC and is open:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

OCONEE CAMPUS
New Campus opening Fall 2018!

How do I register for a course online?

To register for a course:

  1. Look Up Course - look up the course you want to enroll in on our Course Listing page.
  2. Add to Cart - click the “Enroll Yourself” button to start the registration process.
  3. Logon - log on to the system. Note: if you're already logged on, this step will be skipped.
  4. Select Course Options - select the course fee options (i.e. select registration fee, add optional fees), and enter additional information requested, if any (i.e. t-shirt size, etc.).
  5. Add More Courses - if you are enrolling in other courses, click the “Save to Cart and Add More Courses” button and repeat steps 1, 2, and 4. Otherwise, continue to step 6.
  6. Proceed to Checkout - once you have added all the desired courses to your Enrollment Cart, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button to continue the registration process.
  7. Make Payment – verify your information in the “Payor Information” section, select your status from the “Status” dropdown menu, and click the “Payment Service” button. Enter your credit card information and click the “Continue Checkout” button. Click the “Submit Payment” button. Click the “Click Here to Sign Out” button (Note: You will receive your enrollment confirmation after you click this button).
  8. Registration Confirmed - when you are finished with the payment process, the Transaction Completed page is displayed notifying you that you are enrolled in the course(s). At this time, you can safely log off the system.

Which methods of payment do you accept online?

We only accept credit card payments when registering online.

To pay by cash, please register and pay in person at one of our campus locations.

To pay by check, please register and pay in person at one of our campus locations or register by phone and mail your payment to:

Attn: Corporate and Community Education
Tri-County Technical College
PO Box 587
Pendleton SC 29670

Note: Please make sure that you include your full name, course(s) you are paying for and requested course dates. If your requested course dates are unavailable when we receive your payment, we will contact you with alternate course dates.

What is the cancellation and refund policy if I am unable to attend?

CANCELLED COURSES

Sometimes it is necessary for the college to cancel a class. The student will receive a 100 percent refund if the course is cancelled by the college. No action is required by the student.

DROPPED COURSES

If the student drops a course and requests a refund prior to 5:00 pm EST on the fifth business day* prior to the first class meeting, a 100 percent refund will be processed.

  • If the student drops a course and requests a refund between 5:00 pm EST on the fifth business day* prior to the first meeting and 5:00 pm EST on the second business day* prior to the first meeting, the refund request will be evaluated by the appropriate Program Director for determination of refund eligibility. The maximum refund amount that will be granted in this circumstance is 80 percent.
  • If the student drops a course and requests a refund after 5:00 pm EST on the second business day* prior to the first meeting, no refund will be given. This also includes registered students who do not show up to the class.
  • If the student dropping a course and requesting a refund has been transferred from another course section, the refund policy will be applied to whichever request date is/was closer to the first meeting of the course, either the transfer request date from the original course or the refund request date from the subsequent course.

*For the purposes of this procedure, "business days" are defined as Monday through Friday but do not include College holidays when the College is closed for business.

In instances when an individual CCE program refund policy is governed by an external regulatory agency, that individual department refund policy will supersede this general CCE refund procedure.

To be eligible for a refund, the student must both initiate the drop action and request a refund by contacting the Corporate and Community Education office in person, by phone, or by email. The request must be made during the refund period. The refund request will be processed (either approved or denied) within 30 days. *Business days are Monday through Friday but do not include College holidays when the College is closed for business.

TRANSFER REQUESTS

  • If the student requests a transfer to another section of the same course prior to 5:00 pm EST on the fifth business day* prior to the first meeting, the transfer will be processed with a zero transfer fee.
  • If the student requests a transfer to another section of the same course between 5:00 pm EST on the fifth business day* prior to the first meeting and prior to the first class meeting, the transfer will be processed with up to 50% transfer fee (50% of the course registration cost). Any amount less than the 50% transfer fee must be approved by the Program Manager and documented**.
  • If the student requests a transfer within or after the course period, no transfer will be processed and no refund will be given. This also includes registered students who do not show up to the class.

*For the purposes of this procedure, "business days" are defined as Monday through Friday but do not include College holidays when the College is closed for business. **Request for exceptions must be made to the appropriate program's Program Manager.

When is it too late to register?

We accept registrations until the first day of class. However, early registration will more likely guarantee you a space in a course. Early registrations also preclude cancellation of courses due to low enrollment. We reserve the right to cancel courses that do not meet a minimum enrollment.

Are there any fees in addition to tuition?

Tuition varies by course, but we reserve the right to change tuition without notice. If a material fee is required, there is a code from the legend below after the tuition cost. (Unless noted by one of the designated codes, the tuition covers full payment.) To verify the total cost of a course, please inquire when registering. We must receive full payment before the first class meeting for registration verification.

How do I order books for my course?

For some courses, the books are included in the cost of the class and will be provided to you. The course description should clarify if this is the case. However, if you registered for a course that indicates the books can be purchased from the Bookstore, you may do so in person at the Bookstore on our Pendleton Campus or order online through the Bookstore's website at www.ishoptctc.com. Regardless of how you order, you will need your Course Number which is found on your registration receipt. For ordering assistance, please call our Customer Resource Center staff at 864-646-1700, or the Bookstore at 864-646-1824.

How do I cancel a registration?

You cannot cancel a registration online. To cancel a registration, you must contact:

Corporate and Community Education Division
864-646-1700
conted@tctc.edu *

NOTE: Please include your full name and address, registration details for the course you want to cancel (i.e. course code, title, and dates) and a day time phone number where we can contact you.

What do I do if I've lost my password?

You can request a Password Reset email.

The email will be sent to the email address listed in your account. If you no longer have access to that email address, please contact us at 864-646-1700 or conted@tctc.edu to restore your account.

How can I find out what courses I'm registered in?

To see a list of courses in which you are enrolled, after logging in to your account, just visit the Registration History page then click the appropriate button:

  • Upcoming Courses - view a list of your upcoming courses with dates and location
  • Completed Courses - view a list of completed courses with the hours and grades earned