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Tri-County Technical College

ORIENTATION

FOR CREDIT-SEEKING STUDENTS, orientation is mandatory at Tri-County, as it's in this setting where you will get important information that will help you navigate the College and the resources we have available to help you succeed, meet with an advisor and register for your upcoming classes. For your convenience, you can select the option that's best for you: online or individual.

  • For Online Orientation, go to the following link and complete the registration form.
  • For Individual Orientation, login to your eTC account and go to the “Get Connected” tab and click on Starfish. On the Starfish homepage, look for the name of your Success Coach on the left side. Click on the blue ellipse next to your Success Coach’s name and then click “Schedule” to view available appointments. Select “Individual Orientation” as the appointment reason and submit. Once you are accepted to TCTC, you’ll be assigned a Success Coach to provide support throughout your educational journey.
  • For Bridge to Clemson students, go to the following link.
  • For Dual Enrollment students, go to the following link.
  • If you are seeking professional development, QuickJobs training or corporate training contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Division at 864-646-1700 or conted@tctc.edu.
  • For orientation assistance, contact the Recruitment, Admissions and Orientation Office at 864-646-1550 or orientation@tctc.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Student Orientation Questions

Students will need to complete the online orientation registration form. Then within 2 business days, students will receive an email with instructions (to the email address provided on their registration form) on how to access the online student orientation.

Yes! Orientation is mandatory for all new, transfer and returning students who have not attended TCTC within the last academic year.

If you have previously registered for a group orientation session, you will not need to re-register. You will receive instructions to the email address you provided on your group orientation registration form on how to access the online orientation.

The online orientation should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Within 2 business days, you will be contacted to schedule a virtual individual advising appointment with an academic advisor and to register for classes.

Yes! The college is currently creating WIFI-enabled parking lots for students to be able to drive up and connect. These parking lots will be located on each of our primary campuses (Pendleton Campus, Anderson Campus, Easley Campus, and Oconee Campus).

Students and employees are also encouraged to reach out to their local telecommunications and cell phone providers in regards to free services that are being offered to customers.

Several companies are offering assistance with internet access.

More information about available technology resources can also be found here.

Admission Questions

Contact the Recruitment, Admissions and Orientation Office at 864-646-1550 or info@tctc.edu. If your address has changed since you applied to the College, please let us know to ensure that your acceptance letter is sent to the correct address.

Review the eTC Login Instructions and login at http://account.tctc.edu. Your eTC username and password were provided in your acceptance letter. If you have any questions or have trouble logging in, contact the Service Desk at 864-646-1779 or servicedesk@tctc.edu.

If you are unable to access your eTC account or have any questions about your account, contact the Service Desk at 864-646-1779 or servicedesk@tctc.edu.

You may choose to retest before attending orientation. Go to Placement Testing for the Assessment Center hours, practice questions and testing resources.

Academic and Class Registration Questions

Summer 2020 (Session A) classes start on May 11 and Fall 2020 (Session A) classes start on August 17. Please review the College’s Academic Calendars for important academic dates and deadlines. Please note - there are various sessions offered throughout each term, please review the academic calendar for all term start and end dates.

Course registration occurs at orientation. You will not be able to register for classes unless you attend a required orientation session.

Review the Schedule of Classes by selecting the registration term (Summer or Fall 2020). The Schedule of Classes allows you to search by specific course, campus location and distance learning options. The link is also available at the bottom of the TCTC homepage.

Review the Schedule of Classes by selecting the registration term (Summer or Fall 2020). Select your campus option as “distance learning” and click “search” and that will list all of the online classes that are currently being offered for the Summer or Fall 2020 terms.

Contact Career and Employability Resources to speak with a Career Counselor. You can set up an appointment by calling 864-646-1577.

Financial Aid and Bill Questions

If you have any questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before attending orientation, learn more at Applying for Financial Aid or contact Financial Aid at 864-646-1650 or tccentral@tctc.edu.

TCTC also offers FAFSA Fridays, every Friday, from 10am to 1pm in Ruby Hicks Hall, room 211 on the Pendleton campus (no appointment is necessary). More information about FAFSA can also be found at fafsa.gov.

Review Calculating Tuition and Fees or the Tuition Cost Breakdown for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 terms.

You will not know your tuition costs or see your bill until you have registered for classes at orientation.