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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,

Anderson Campus August 4 Open House Will Showcase Services and Programs


(By Lisa Garrett)

ANDERSON --- An August 4 Open House event at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus will showcase its services and programs available this fall.
“This is not a class registration event, but rather a true open house,” said Tim Bowen, director of the Anderson Campus.  In addition to tours of the facilities, attendees will be able to receive admission and financial aid information, as well as talk to college representatives about student services and academic programs, which now include the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in their entirety at the Anderson Campus.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Anderson Campus is located at 511 Michelin Boulevard.  Fall semester classes begin August 23.
“Tours will showcase the new chemistry lab and renovated classrooms, as well as the biology lab and culinary labs. Presentations on various career fields will be available and faculty and staff will be on hand to talk about new and expanding academic and career programs,” said Bowen.
“Our goal is to offer the services and programs of Tri-County Technical College right where people live and work.  The focus this year has been to create more classroom space, especially science and computer labs, and to increase the course offerings so students can get full schedules exclusively at Anderson,” said Bowen. Significant building renovations and new scheduling options recently have added the potential for 70 new course sections over what was possible just this past spring.  The pieces are now there for us to meet the anticipated increase in student enrollment,” he said.  
For the past three consecutive semesters, the Anderson Campus has experienced phenomenal growth.   Summer school enrollment at the Anderson Campus is up 41% over last summer; and that’s with four classrooms off-line for construction, said Bowen.  “Similarly, our enrollment for this past fall and spring increased 49% and 62% respectively,” he said.
“Our goal at this campus is to be Anderson’s community college and we hope we are now meeting expectations by offering our two flagship associate degree programs in their entirety. This also provides the foundation for developing other signature programs, such as criminal justice, culinary arts, early childhood development and automotive technology,” he said. 
For more information about the Open House, contact Sue Bladzik at (864) 260-6707 or