Trident Technical College

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General Information

Admission Office

Box 118067, AM-M

Charleston, SC 29423-8067

(843) 574-6125

(877) 349-7184

Fax: (843) 574-6483

Contact: Clara Martin

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 118067

Charleston, SC 29423-8067

(843) 574-6111

Total undergrads: 12,763

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,280

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,840


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Selective admisssion for nursing students.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A,C
Horticulture Science A
Landscaping C
Turf Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Film Production/Cinematography C
Graphic Design A,C
Photography C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Customer Service Management A,C
E-Commerce A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A
Transportation/Transportation Management A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C
Electrician A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies C
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Robotics A
Surveying Technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pharmacy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C
Youth Services C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Fire Services Administration A
Forensic Technologies C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A,C
Transportation & Materials Moving – General A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Trident Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (843) 574-6111
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29423-8067
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,351
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,556 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,143
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,690
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,957

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Trident Technical College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Trident Technical College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 51
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 75
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 42
Construction Trades 2
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 113
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Health Professions and Related Programs 1110
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 61
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 62
Precision Production 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 7136

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Trident Technical College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,143
Out-of-state $8,690
Books and supplies $2,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,307 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,306 93% $7,957
Student loan aid 389 28% $3,639

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,177 76% $5,827
Federal student loans 2,918 24% $4,545

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Trident Technical College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Trident Technical College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Trident Technical College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,351
Undergraduate enrollment 12,351
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Trident Technical College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

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