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Trident Tech opens campus in Dorchester County

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 8:08 AM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Trident Technical College held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the first technical college in Dorchester County.

Prior to its opening, Dorchester County was the largest county in the state without a technical college.

The building that Trident is moving into was previously a Big Lots at 10055 Dorchester Road, but after years of work between the county and the college, Trident says they are ready to welcome in students and staff. The new building is 28,000 square feet, and over the last couple years it has gone through major renovations.

Chairman of Dorchester County Council Chair Bill Hearn says it will help get more people to go to school.

“It opens up the ability to have even more students into Trident Tech’s overall program,” he said. “A vast number of graduates from Dorchester School District 2 actually do at least one semester at Trident Technical College.”

This is Trident Technical College’s fifth campus.

Trident Public Information Director David Hansen says classes are set to start in Fall 2021, and registration for those classes will open June 1.

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