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College Logo Department/Unit Logos College Seal Typography Color Palette Messages and Statements

 

College Logo

The Official Tri-County Technical College logo is the brand that identifies the College to its internal and external audiences. The logo is the graphic representation of the name of the College. It is used on all official College publications, advertising, the website, and other media. The Marketing Department oversees the use of the logo.

The current logo was revised and adapted by the College in 2009, and illustrates the letter “T” in an abstract form. The three curves, which form the C shape (or bottom of the T), represent the three counties of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens. The design shows a pathway to success and demonstrates the unity shared by the three counties and the commitment they share in helping to carry out the vision, mission, and values of Tri-County Technical College.

SPECIAL NOTE: In the logo treatment, “TriCounty” is not hyphenated. However, when the words are used in written documents, “Tri-County” must be hyphenated.

Marketing must approve all items that contain the logo or intend to promote the College; this includes print, digital, promotional and apparel items.

 

Printed Logo

For printed materials, depending on the design, use the full-color, black or reverse (white) version shown below:

Tri-County Technical College color logo

Tri-County Technical College black logo

TCTC white logo

Unacceptable use of the logo


 unacceptable use of the TCTC logo

To ensure quality and consistency with our brand, confirm that our logo is at least 1.25” wide. Also, maintain a clear space on all four sides.

 

Logo Color

The logo must be printed in PMS 467 and/Black or Reverse (White), Reverse (White) ONLY, or Process Black ONLY. Though other colors exist in our palette, those are not approved colors for our logo.

 

Logos on Apparel

Any apparel that has the College logo must be approved through Marketing. Apparel that uses embroidery stitching follows a distinct set of guidelines. These items MUST come through Marketing to ensure the logo is properly displayed.

Acceptable

Acceptable Tri-County Technical College Apparel Logo

Unacceptable

Unacceptable Tri-County Technical College Apparel Logo

 

Logos on Uniforms

Departments that require students to purchase and wear uniforms that bear the Tri-County logo should abide by the policies in this Brand Guide. Use only official colors for the logo, black and tan (PMS 467), solid black, or solid white (reverse). Should the uniform logo be embroidered, follow the guidelines within this document. Marketing is available to assist in any of these purchases. All apparel should be approved through Marketing.

 

Logos on Promotional Items

In some cases, the item on which the Tri-County logo is to be printed is too small for the words to be legible. The marketing consultants will work with you. Occasionally, using just the website address alone might be most appropriate, and in other cases, a stacked logo (which we use in very limited circumstances) might work best.

Download the Tri-County logo.

 

Department/Unit Logos

Tri-County Technical College has one logo. The Marketing Department occasionally receives requests from departments to develop their own logo or identifying mark to differentiate themselves. The branding efforts of TCTC do not support these requests. Multiple logos from one College will compete with one another and can confuse the audience. The net effect of departments and organizations having their own look causes the brand to become weaker for the College as a whole. One strong logo means we all receive positive benefits and recognition. When there is a need for a department or unit to have a specialized logo, we will provide an image that places the name underneath the logo.

 Tri-County Technical College Foundation logo
 

Note: For organizations that are not a part of the College, the name should not be placed underneath.

 

Exceptions

The College has developed and/or adopted several subsidiary logos because of their unique need. Special approval was granted through the Marketing Department. Examples are below:

BRIDGE to Clemson University logo

 

I-BEST logo

Manufacturing Works logo

Quick Jobs logo

Inspire Lab logo

Aunt Fae logo

College Mascot

When the College discontinued offering athletics, we eliminated the use of a mascot logo. Discontinue any and all uses of the Hawk images.

 

Get the EDGE

The College is currently using the tagline “Get the EDGE” in certain publications. EDGE stands for Employable, Dedicated, Goal-Oriented, Empowered, utilizing words that are intended to describe our graduates. EDGE is shown in block lettering with specific colors from our palette. The name is used on our TCTC EDGE App, for EDGE Leaders in the Recruitment/Admissions/Orientation office, and in EDGE skillshops through Career and Employability Resources. To add EDGE to marketing messages, contact Marketing to discuss further.

 

Get the EDGE logo

 

College Seal

The official seal of the College depicts the State of South Carolina with emphasis on the three counties that comprise the College’s service area: Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties. The seal also includes the Silver Crescent Moon and Palmetto Tree, both of which are official State symbols. The map is encircled by the names of the counties, the College and “est 1962,” which is the founding date of the College.

The seal may be used on the following items:

  • Official College credentials (degrees, diplomas, certificates, transcripts)
  • Publications of the College Commission and the Office of the President
  • Publications of the TCTC Foundation
  • Other official, ceremonial or historical College materials, as approved by Public Relations
  • Major media and fundraising initiatives, as approved by Public Relations
  • Legal documents and contracts

Tri-County Technical College Seal color logo

Typography (Fonts)

When used thoughtfully, typography becomes a powerful brand tool that can add visual meaning to what is communicated. Approved typestyles are integral to a consistent identity standard. The two primary types, or fonts, used in College publications are Berkeley Oldstyle and Bailey Sans. Berkeley Oldstyle is a serif font selected for its classical, traditional look, to complement the more contemporary treatment of graphic elements. Available in multiple weights, it is ideal for bold headlines or in small scales. Bailey Sans is a classic sans serif face: simple, modern, and elegant. Secondary approved fonts for print or the web are Tahoma, Franklin Gothic, Arial, and Garamond.

Tri-County allows creative flexibility in selection of headline and body copy fonts for publications, although selections should be easy to read and complement the official fonts. No more than two to three fonts should be used in a publication. For legibility, avoid the use of script or display fonts, as well as all the use of capital letters for body copy.  Script text is acceptable for a large headline or on an invitation but not for large bodies of copy.  Fonts should not be forced bold or italic by clicking the button for it in MS word. The font named with bold or italic should be selected to prevent problems when printing.

Berkeley Oldstyle font display


Berkeley Oldstyle

Berkeley Oldstyle Family

This  is the main traditional font of Tri-County and most associated with the brand because of its role in the logo. This font also has bold, italic, and bold italic versions.

Bailey Sans font display


Bailey Sans

Bailey Sans Family

 A classic sans serif face that works equally well for display type and body copy.

Secondary Approved Fonts

Arial font display


Arial

Franklin Gothic font display


Franklin Gothic

Garamond font display


Garamond

Tahoma font display


Tahoma

Color Palette

Color is an essential part of our look and feel and helps build brand awareness. The brand identity should not vary and must be used consistently. The official Tri-County Technical College colors are black and tan (PMS 467). The official accent color is red (PMS 185).

A metallic gold spot color is available for use by the President’s Office and Foundation Office. This spot color (PMS 871) is used in place of the tan on official publications by those offices.

Other colors have been added to the College’s color palette to complement the official colors. Colors have been tested on many different computers, using various browsers, on Mac and Windows platforms; however, colors do appear differently on your monitor than they do in print.  We provide different color builds for various uses.

  • Spot PMS (Pantone Matching System) colors are for print jobs printed in one or two colors, such as business cards, stationery, envelopes, etc.
  • Process/CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) color builds for off-set print jobs done through an outside vendor
  • RGB (Red, Green, Blue) for digital signage, presentations and for less advanced design software (word, powerpoint, etc.)
  • Web/Hex (Hexadecimal) is used only for websites, applications, and mobile applications.

Additionally, inks react differently on coated (glossy) versus uncoated (rough or matte) paper stocks, and ink colors will appear different on colored paper. For an exact color match, or additional assistance, please contact Marketing. Download the official color palette.

BLACK


Spot
PMS Process Black
Process c0 m0 y68 k100
RGB R0 G0 B0
Web #000000

TAN


Spot
PMS 467
Process c9 m15 y34 k0
RGB R213 G194 B150
Web #ded3b0

RED


Spot
PMS 185
Process c0 m100 y68 k10 (altered for 4C match)
RGB R231 G0 B51
Web #ee0033

LIME GREEN


Spot
PMS 383
Process c0 m0 y100 k19
RGB R162  G173  B0
Web #b2bb1e

 

TEAL

 
Spot
PMS 321
Process c100 m22 y42 k2
RGB R0  G137  B150
Web #008998

PURPLE


Spot
PMS 266
Process c66 m83 y0 k0
RGB R80  G45  B127
Web #673bb8

 

BROWN


Spot
PMS 732
Process c0 m55 y100 k64
RGB R96  G51  B20
Web #753f00

YELLOW


Spot
PMS 7406
Process c0 m18 y100 k0
RGB R237 G183  B0
Web #ffcf01

 

ORANGE


Spot PMS 152
Process c0 m51 y100 k1
RGB R227  G114  B0
Web #f3901d

BLUE


Spot
PMS Process Blue
Process c100 m10 y0 k10
RGB R0  G133  B207
Web #0093d0

 

GRASS GREEN


Spot
PMS 347
Process c96 m10 y100 k1
RGB R0  G153  B70
Web #009a49

METALLIC GOLD


FOR PRESIDENT  AND  FOUNDATION  USE ONLY

Spot PMS 871

Boilerplate Language

To ensure consistency throughout all our messaging (print or electronic), when you are sharing the story of our College, use some of the language shown here:

MISSION
Tri-County Technical College, a public community college, focuses on teaching, learning, and helping students reach their goals. The College supports economic development for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties in South Carolina by preparing a highly-skilled workforce.

VISION
Passionate people transforming lives and building strong communities one student at a time.

VALUES
Integrity: To be our ideal selves, doing right, and upholding and demonstrating high ethical standards at all times. 
Respect: An understanding that everyone is important and valued. To be open to accepting and balancing the different views of yourself and others. To preserve dignity in ourselves and others and to interact in a manner that promotes trust, openness, and understanding. 
Community Minded: To be good citizens within the College community, upholding policies and procedures and taking responsibility for making the working and learning environment better for all. To go above and beyond the boundaries of our position descriptions, departments, or divisions and work for the overall good of the College. 
Commitment to Excellence: The desire or drive to make improvements each and every day in ourselves and our environment.  

Role and Scope 
An open-door institution of higher education, the College offers affordable, accessible, collaborative, and learner-centered instruction. Offerings include university transfer associate degree programs and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in more than 70 majors associated with business, health, public service, and industrial and engineering technologies. The College also offers developmental courses for students who need to improve their basic academic skills.

The College promotes economic development in the region through customized education and training for local businesses and industries through credit and continuing education offerings and a variety of workforce training programs.

The College has campuses located in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and Seneca, as well as learning centers in Honea Path and Sandy Springs. The College also offers online classes and a variety of academic and support services.

 

Quick Blurb

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs.

Past/Present Blurb

Founded in 1962 on land donated by Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College has grown from a technical education center with one building in Pendleton to a comprehensive community college with four campuses in a three-county service area.  Tuition is the lowest in the area and nearly eighty percent of students receive some form of free financial aid, including Pell Grants, Lottery Tuition Assistance, LIFE scholarships, and Foundation scholarships. 

 

Key Institutional Messages

  • Lowest Tuition in Upstate
  • Highest Success Rate among State’s 16 Technical Colleges
  • Ranked in Top 5% Nationally for Successful Transfer
  • Nearly 80% of Students Receive Financial Assistance and Scholarships
  • 19:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Four Campuses
  • Home to Nationally-Known Bridge to Clemson Program

Key Institutional Messages in Detailed Paragraphs

Tri-County boasts the highest student success, transfer, and graduation rates among two-year colleges in South Carolina and ranks in the top five percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. A great investment of student and taxpayer dollars, Tri-County spends the highest percentage of its budget on instruction and student support and the lowest percentage on administration when compared with all sixteen colleges in the South Carolina Technical College system.

Tri-County is also home to the nationally-known Bridge to Clemson program, a unique freshman year program that blends the traditional academic experience at Tri-County with the social and cultural experiences of being a Clemson University student.  The College also is known for its I-BEST program, which focuses on students 17 and older who can benefit from non-traditional education pathways in preparation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers that require postsecondary technical education.

Tuition is the lowest in the area and nearly eighty percent of students receive some form of free financial aid, including Pell Grants, Lottery Tuition Assistance, LIFE scholarships, and Foundation scholarships.

In addition to academic programs, Tri-County offers continuing education training, career development, and personal interest courses to more than 10,000 people each year, including contract training for local industry, professional certifications, and workforce training.

Tri-County Technical College plays an important role in preparing a technically skilled workforce for advanced manufacturing companies in the region. A state-of-the-art Industrial Technology Center in Sandy Springs, as well as QuickJobs Training Centers on its Anderson and Easley campuses provide education and training to meet the needs of local industries.
 

Accreditation 

Tri-County Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tri-County Technical College.

Note: the accreditation statement is to be used in the College Catalog, Viewbook, Annual Report, Website and Commencement program. It may be used in other places as space allows.

 

EEOC/Affirmative Action Statements

All College publications or documents produced for external use will contain one of the following statements:

Statement 1

Tri-County Technical College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate in employment, admissions, financial aid, and educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender, veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth or other categories protected by applicable law.

This policy of non-discrimination is intended to meet Tri-County Technical College’s responsibilities under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Violence Against Women Act, the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as well as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and applicable provisions of the South Carolina Human Affairs Law.

Student inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:

Ms. Linda Jameison
VP, Student Support and Engagement
Pendleton Campus
Student Success Center, Room 123
(864) 646-1562

Employee inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Marcia Leake
AVP, Human Resources
Pendleton Campus
Anderson Hall, Room 206
(864) 646-1790

Statement 2

Tri-County Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender, veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth or other categories protected by applicable law.

Statement 3

EOE/AA

 

Admissions Statement

Tri-County Technical College operates as an open admissions college as required by the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. As such, Tri-County Technical College makes every effort to minimize geographic, financial, and scholastic barriers to the post-secondary programs and services offered by the College. A high school diploma or high school equivalent credential (e.g. GED), though desirable, is not a prerequisite for admission to the College, but is required for admission to diploma and degree programs.

In order to promote achievement by individuals with varied potential, open admissions is defined as a practice which (1) admits to the College all citizens who can benefit from available learning opportunities, and (2) places into specific programs of study those students whose potential for success is commensurate with program admission standards.