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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Tri-County Technical College Anderson Campus Registration is April 21


(By Lisa Garrett)

ANDERSON --- Persons interested in taking summer or fall classes at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus will be able to complete the registration process from start to finish at an event set for April 21.

The goal for the day is to allow students to complete all of the registration steps at one location in one afternoon,” said Tim Bowen, director of the Anderson Campus.  The event will be held from 1 – 7 p.m.  at the College’s Anderson Campus located at 511 Michelin Boulevard.

Students will be able to submit an application, take the placement test (offered from noon until 5 p.m.), receive financial aid information, obtain career counseling, receive academic advising for programs offered at the Anderson Campus, register for classes, make payments and find answers to any questions they may have about the College.  Students (and parents, if applicable) who need to complete the financial aid application process are reminded to bring copies of their 2008 tax returns (2007 returns if applying for summer financial aid, 2008 returns for fall).

The Anderson Campus also now has on-site student services available every day that classes are held (Monday – Thursday).  Longtime career counselor Butch Merritt joined the team last month.  “Butch previously worked with the College for 31 years before retiring in 2007,” said Bowen. “His experience includes career counseling, admissions and enrollment services, student activities, job search training and other general student services. He can assist students with educational questions related to admissions, career exploration and other enrollment services, such as applying for financial aid and registration.”

Merritt is available Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Bowen noted that the campus is conveniently located for both Anderson and Oconee county residents.  “We are a growing campus and a key resource for the Anderson community.  The campus is also close for Oconee County residents traveling via Highway 24.  In fact, for many folks living in southern Oconee County, the Anderson Campus is actually closer to them than the Pendleton Campus,” he said.

The Anderson Campus has seen a significant increase in enrollment and currently accommodates approximately 700 students enrolled in day and evening credit courses, said Bowen.

The campus serves several of the College’s goals by bringing its programs closer to Anderson residents, increasing community involvement and expanding educational opportunities, said Bowen.  “The Anderson campus is about access and affordability; it puts education and training within reach.”

Credit programs offered at the Anderson Campus include the General Studies Certificate and other transferable courses, Management, Marketing, Early Childhood Development, Computer Technology, Crime Scene Investigations and Utility Services Technician. 

For more information, call (864) 260-6700 or visit