Trident adds spring classes

  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Trident Technical College’s St. Paul’s Parish Site is offering a variety of courses this spring in gardening, defensive driving, grant writing and healthcare.

Free classes will also be offered in GED preparation, computer and internet basics, Excel, financial aid and keyboarding. COMPASS testing is available by appointment only.

The Educational Opportunity Center offers services for adults in obtaining postsecondary education.

In collaboration with Charleston County School District Adult Education, the St. Paul’s Parish Site offers a GED program for adults 22 and older. There is no cost to participate in this program, and it provides instruction, academic assessments, classroom materials and textbooks.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, eligible candidates will take the state GED test. If the student passes, they will be awarded a South Carolina High School Equivalency diploma.

Classes are held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Free classes are offered at the Public Computer Center and you do not have to preregister to participate. Weekday classes are held from 5:45 to 7 p.m. and Saturday classes from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

Spring 2014 offerings include Keyboarding and Basics of Microsoft Word (March 18 and 22, April 15 and 19); Excel Basics (March 25, April 22); Computer Basics and the Internet (March 4 and 8, April 8 and 12); and a Financial Aid Workshop (March 29).

The Educational Opportunity Center assists adults in obtaining postsecondary education (beyond the high school/GED level) with a host of services.

The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding – STICK course (starts March 1 and May 3) costs $545 and introduces the basic principles of SMAW – Stick Welding in the flat and horizontal positions.

The Casting and Splinting course (starts March 14).

Learn how to find, register and get started making money with the Making Money from Your Home Computer class (starts April 5) which costs $74.

An Introduction to Grant Writing class (starts March 6) costs $59.

A Defensive Driving (DDC-8) course (starts April 19) costs $79. Gardening in St. Paul’s Parish (starts March 15) costs $39.

To register for classes, call 574-6152, visit or email


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