Tri-County Technical College
7900 U.S. Hwy 76
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-1550
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tri-County Technical College is a public two-year institution located in Pendleton, S.C. Established in 1962, the school operates four campuses across the state. Tri-County Tech’s main campus had an enrollment of approximately 6,800 student in fall 2011. Associate and certificate programs are available for career-focused students and those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. The school offers an increasing number of distance learning options for students seeking more flexibility in their degree path.

Programs Offered

With both technical and liberal arts programs available, Tri-County Tech students have a variety of options to suit their academic interests and career goals. Potential majors include veterinary technology, electronics, machine tool technology, radio and television broadcasting, business, human resources, child care management, and allied health. University transfer programs are also offered in arts, science, and general studies. Those searching for more flexible options may find Tri-County Tech College’s online and hybrid classes of interest. Areas of study include accounting, business, criminal justice, economics, humanities, industrial management, marketing, psychology, and sociology.


Tri-County Technical College has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971. Programs in dental assisting and nursing have also earned specialized accreditation.


Tri-County Tech has an open admissions policy. However, students must still submit their application form, $30 fee, and official high school, and any applicable college, transcripts to the admissions office. Students who have completed high school through a GED program can also apply. These students can submit their GED test scores as proof of their educational background. For more information about the transfer process or more details on admissions for first-time freshman, please visit the school’s website or speak with an admissions advisor.

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