TRiO Program

About the Program

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at OCTECH is one of over 1,000 Student Support Services programs on college campuses nationwide.  TRIO is an academic support program designed to increase the academic performance, retention rates, and graduation rates of program participants.

The TRIO program promotes academic excellence and provides participants with the tools necessary to get the most of their post-secondary education to graduate and seek employment and/or attend a four-year college/university.






The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is funded by the US Department of Education to serve 209 participants.

TRiO Student Support Services Logo


Students should schedule an entrance interview with a counselor, who will evaluate their academic and career goals. Academic counselors work closely with students to develop an academic plan. This process consists of advising students about selecting classes, applying for financial assistance, setting academic goals, identifying career options and using special services such as tutoring.

College Skills

Through seminars or classes – individually or in groups – we offer assistance with the study skills necessary for college success and quality of life.

Transfer Information

We offer assistance with completing college and financial aid application processes, a resource library of four-year college information, tours of various college campuses and workshops designed to prepare you for transfer to the four-year college of your choice.


All services offered to Student Support Services participants are FREE.

Be a Part of the TRiO Team

Online Workshops

Anger Management
Anger Management Evaluation
Assertiveness Training
Assertiveness Training Evaluation
Burnout Workshop
Burnout Workshop Evaluation
Dealing with Abusive Relationships
Dealing with Abusive Relationships Evaluation
Interview Skills Workshop
Interview Skills Workshop Evaluation
Sample Cover Letter
Sample Resume
Learning Styles Workshop
Learning Styles Workshop Evaluation
Organization and Time Management
Organization and Time Management Evaluation
Professionalism in the Workplace
Professionalism in the Workplace Evaluation
So, How’s Your Self-Esteem
So, How’s Your Self-Esteem Evaluation
Study Skills Workshop
Study Skills Workshop Evaluation
Ten Bad Listening Habits
Ten Bad Listening Habits Evaluation
Test Taking Tips Workshop
Test Taking Tips Workshop Evaluation
Ways to Aid Your Memory Workshop
Ways to Aid Your Memory Workshop Evaluation

Tammie C. Jenkins, TRIO SSS Director
Patricia Nicholas, TRiO SSS Counselor
Nicole Simpson, TRIO SSS Counselor
Valerie Jones, TRIO Administrative Specialist

Location: First floor of the Gressette Learning Resource Center, Building B
Contact: 803.535.1463
Office Hours: M-TH 8-6 and Friday 8-1:30