Explore creativity through upcoming TCL classes
• Cake Decorating, the Essentials: Take a one-day class and learn the essential skills to decorate cakes and cupcakes. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at the TCL Beaufort Campus. Students will make their own icing, learn how to properly handle their icing bag, learn about basic bag icing tips and their uses, and learn to make the most popular flowers. Cost is $79.
• Memoir Writing: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education division will offer a six-week memoir writing class on Mondays, April 16 through May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The class will allow you to recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grandchildren for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy for yourself, your family or for publication. The class will be taught by Katherine Tandy Brown, who has been a successful freelance writer for 20 years and has led a wide variety of writing workshops on freelance, travel, memoir and peaceful life writing (based on meditation and recollection). She is also a Coaches Training International writing coach. Cost is $110.
• Creative Organization for Writers: TCL welcomes local writer Stephanie Edwards who has joined Continuing Education to get writers organized! The class will be held Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaufort Campus. This is a course for writers in how to get organized, to be more productive, and stick with and enjoy the writing process. Each student should have a basic knowledge of computers and the word processing program they use. Cost is $59.
For more information or to register for any of these classes, please call 843525.8205 or visit www.tcl.edu/ce.
Get your computer application skills certificate
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education is offering a Computer Application Skills Certificate Program. This program teaches students to properly prepare and edit business documents, successfully communicate with internal and external clients on the phone and in person, manage multiple tasks and priorities, and make effective presentations. Students in the program also learn to use Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint effectively.
The Computer Application Skills Certificate curriculum is designed to give the student the necessary education, training, and skills to obtain an entry-level position in the secretarial/administrative assistant field.
TCL to host college preview nights
High school graduation is right around the corner, but many high school seniors are still trying to figure out their next steps. The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold two College Preview Nights to assist those, like high school seniors, who are looking to begin college or start training for a career.
The first open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the New River Campus, 100 Community College Dr., Bluffton. The second will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in MacLean Hall at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.
TCL offers fully accredited degree, diploma, certificate and transfer programs in industrial technologies, business technologies, arts and sciences, and health sciences. Experts from TCL’s admissions, financial aid and academic divisions will be on hand at the open house to walk students through the entire application and registration process as well as answer questions that students may have about the college. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Federal and state financial aid options are available through the TCL financial aid office. Additionally, most South Carolina residents qualify for S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance, which is not based on need or income, and can pay more than half of TCL tuition.
For more information, please call 843.470.8405 or visit www.tcl.edu/openhouse.