Tri-County Community College’s second annual What’s Next Open House drew more than 40 area high school students and their parents Thursday night to the College’s Main Campus in Peachtree.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors had a chance to learn first hand what Programs of Study are offered by Tri-County Community College (TCCC) and were able to meet directly with representative faculty to get details on individual courses.
“It was a great opportunity for students and their families to see what Tri-County Community College is all about,” said Samantha Major, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention at TCCC, “as well as what we can offer them, both while they are still in high school and after they graduate.”
Door prizes were awarded that included $50.00 gift cards from Walmart, and accessories from the TCCC Bookstore. Gift certificates from the Culinary Arts, Esthetics, Cosmetology, and Automotive programs were also handed out.
Refreshments were served, tours of the campus were given, and breakout sessions in the second hour focused on each group’s individual needs.
“Our sophomore visitors learned about the concept of dual enrollment, while the juniors were shown ways to maximize their time in the Career and College Promise program,” said Lee Beal, TCCC Director of Enrollment Management. “We led the seniors in an exploration of various details pertaining to their pending transition to college life.”
Even parents had their own breakout sessions where they received solid information on just how much money could be saved by attending TCCC, both during and after high school.
“That was information we really could take to the bank,” quipped one parent.
“We were very pleased with the turnout,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, President of Tri-County Community College. “This is only the second year for this event, and it was wonderful to hear of so many in our community taking advantage of all we have to offer.”
Tours of the campus, as well as full information on all of TCCC’s programs, can still be had by contacting the Enrollment Management staff at the Peachtree or Robbinsville campus.
More photos from the event may be viewed on the College’s Flickr Page.
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