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Corporate Training

In today’s complex global business environment, your key to higher productivity is strategic employee engagement. Employees who don’t feel connected and committed to your organization can lead to lost revenue and low productivity.
Creating a motivating work environment cultivates a productive workforce that will prove to be a company advantage, helping people succeed.  

Training helps engage employees. Benefits include:

  • Positive impact on your employees and your company
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Reduced turnover
  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Aiding in the recruiting process
  • Rewarding long-time employees
  • Reduced need for employee supervision

 Computer and Information Technology

For more information, contact Cindy McGuckin at 843.574.6707 or

Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development offers a wide variety of instructor-led, technical and online computer courses designed to fit your needs. All courses are hands-on so that students can practice what is being taught. Courses are offered days, nights and weekends to accommodate most any schedule. Courses are also offered at our St. Paul’s Parish site in Hollywood and the Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center in St. George.

Need a customized course designed specifically for your organization?  Let TTC help identify your needs and create a plan for training that accomplishes your goals. Courses can be held at your office or at one of TTC’s computer labs and at a time that is convenient for you. Prices are affordable so call us to schedule your free consultation.

Construction Trades/Green Business and Sustainability

For more information, contact Tim Fulford at 843.574.6177 or

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) offers training programs on topics ranging from alternative energy to welding.  Do your employees and contractors have their nationally recognized credentials?  Trident Technical College’s Manufacturing and Construction department can assist your employees and contractors in obtaining their NCCER certifications. The NCCER curriculum is designed to improve quality, safety and the bottom line.


NCCER core curriculum

Obtain the knowledge and skills to receive the NCCER core card. The 72-hour curriculum covers the following subjects: 


  • Construction math
  • Safety
  • Blueprint reading
  • Hand and power tools
  • Materials handling
  • Communication skills

Health Care

We’re dedicated to providing high-quality distance, classroom and workplace-based education, training and services for people and organizations. Health care programs, which can be customized, meet the most current employment competencies.

  • CPR
  • Coding for Health Care Professionals/Coding Review
  • Dental Office Professional
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • IV Insertion
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Scribe
  • Medication Technician
  • Nurse Aide  
  • Paramedical Examiner
  • Patient Care
  • Phlebotomy

Manufacturing and Industry

Programs listed are indicative of the "customized contractual" training available to area businesses and are not a representation of programs currently scheduled for public class enrollment.


Contact: Lloyd Kling, 843.574.6491,

Knowledge Testing
Proctored testing services are custom designed to assist employers in assessing current knowledge of prospective new hires and the existing workforce.  Testing includes mechanical, electrical, and PLC knowledge assessments and is by request.

Skills Assessment
Onsite assessment of current production operations, work processes, quality systems, maintenance procedures, and workforce effectiveness utilizing qualified subject matter experts. Assessments serve as a preliminary step in developing training recommendations.

Certified Production Technician (MSSC Certified)
Programs can be designed to meet specific needs for new hires and existing workforce members.  Modules include concentrated training in four key areas; Safety training and assessment, Quality practices and measurement, Manufacturing processes and production, and Maintenance awareness. 

Electrical Assembly
This program includes modules in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Electrical Theory & Safety, Schematics and Components, Crimping, Harnessing, Use of meters, and Defect repair. 

Programmable Logic Controllers
Introductory and Intermediate training available using Allen-Bradley PLC’s with RS-Logix software. Hands on training in programming, wiring and troubleshooting with an emphasis on input/output, ladder logic theory, file management and functions.

Forklift Certification Training
We offer onsite industrial power vehicle training as required by OSHA to achieve certification on your company’s equipment.  Train the Trainer programs also available.

Arc Welding
Customized training, on site or on campus available in SMAW (Stick), MIG and TIG welding processes.  Non destructive testing training includes; Basic Non-Destructive testing, Liquid Penetrant (PT), Visual (VT), and Magnetic Particle Testing (MT).

Lean Manufacturing
A comprehensive overview of Lean Manufacturing elements; Visual Workplace (5S), Value Stream mapping, KanBan, SMED, JIT, Kaizen, reduction of waste in all forms, reduction of variability, total productive maintenance, six sigma.

Supply Chain Management
In partnership with the greater Charleston area APICS chapter, Trident Technical College provides training classes throughout the calendar year.  Please check our website for the 2012 schedule of training modules. 

Leadership Skills
Customized soft skills’ training is available for the new supervisor as well as current supervisory and management  personnel.  This program includes a broad variety of modules to choose from including; Communication, Train the Trainer, Teamwork, Respect, Participative Leadership, Diversity, Decision Making, Conflict Management, Business Ethics, and Prioritizing Time.  

Registered Apprenticeships
Working with Apprenticeship Carolina, Trident Technical College can design customized apprenticeship programs to meet the needs of industry.  Apprenticeships can be registered with the U.S. Department of Labor to recognize skills development and assist companies in attracting and retaining highly skilled workers.  Industrial Maintenance Mechanic is currently underway and programs can be developed using a “sector partnership” with area employers to include CNC Machining, Instrumentation & Electrical, Chemical Operator, and Electrical Maintenance Mechanic.

Certified Logistics Technician (MSSC Certified)


Contact Tom Iafrate, 843.574.6758,

Basic Blueprint Reading
This program covers the fundamentals of mechanical blueprint reading.  The course covers basic principles, concepts, drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing.

Basic Measuring Techniques
This program covers measuring terminology, equipment, the proper selection of measuring tools, and their use and care.  Training includes the use of; rulers, vernier calipers, outside micrometers, depth gages, telescoping gages, height gages, and dial indicators. 

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
This program covers the reading and interpreting of GD&T symbols and an understanding of the function and relationship of part features.   Additionally, participants will learn maximum and minimum material condition, and proper inspection procedures.

Basic Lathe and Milling Machine Operation
This program provides hands-on training in the use of lathes and vertical milling machines.  The course demonstrates the principles and practices of shop safety, work-holding devices, and the use of basic cutting tools.  Participants will be taught to plan, set up, and operate milling machines and turret lathes.

Metal Properties
This program covers the mechanical and chemical properties of steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and aluminum and how these properties affect usage.  The course covers the fundamentals of heat treatment and its effects on machinability and wear.

Introduction to the Operation of CNC Machining Centers
This program is intended to provide the participant with a basic understanding of the operation of a CNC machining center.  It describes the basic Cartesian co-ordinate system,  G-codes, M-codes, and miscellaneous codes as related to CNC machining centers.

Machine Shop Feeds, Speeds and Depth of Cut
This program covers the variety of cutting tools and teaches the mathematical formulas and methods necessary to achieve optimum cutting feeds, speeds, and depths of cut within the horsepower range of lathes and milling machines.

CNC Setup
This program is focused on how to plan part setups to facilitate part loading and eliminate loading errors. Participants will learn how to analyze and correct machining problems and avoid recurrences.

Manual CNC Programming
This program is focused on how to program a vertical machining center manually, using G and M-codes in the Cartesian system.


Contact Lloyd Kling, 843.574.6491

Blueprint Reading
This program covers the key elements of mechanical blueprint reading.  Subjects include;

Basic blueprint principles, concepts, drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and technical information containedon a mechanical or CAD drawing; Title blocks, legends and symbols, markers, and gridlines.

This program covers typical applications of various types of pumps. It includes factors affecting pump selection; operating principles of centrifugal, propeller and turbine rotary, reciprocating and metering pumps; special purpose pumps such as diaphragm pumps and others designed to handle corrosive and abrasive substances; pump maintenance, packing glands, seals, and bearing replacement.

This program is designed to meet the needs of plant mechanical maintenance personnel. Topics include safety concerns associated with mechanical drive systems; pillow-block bearings, chain drives, belt drives, gear drives, couplings etc. Types of gears, gear nomenclature, and gear reductions.

This program covers the principles and applications of various types of bearings including plain journal bearings, ball and roller antifriction bearings, the installation, inspection, repair and replacement of bearings, specialized bearings such as powdered-metal, non metallic hydrostatic, bearing seals, lubrication, and maintenance practices

This program covers functions of lubricants, lubricant characteristics, selection, effects of additives, bearing lubrication, types of oils and their application, general purpose and special purpose greases, other types of lubricating compounds, lubrication methods, automatic lubrication systems, and proper handling and storage methods

This program introduces basic piping systems, materials, fittings and valves, and safety procedures used during assembly and repair. It covers layout, measurement, sketching, pipe identification, schedule numbers, threaded pipe, welded pipe, flanged pipe, and more.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics
This program covers hydraulic and pneumatic principles, characteristics of different types of hydraulic fluids, cylinders, and hydraulic motors, filters, strainers, reservoirs, accumulators, pumps, piping, tubing, hoses, control and relief valves, and actuating devices. This course includes methods for charging the system, planned system maintenance, repair/replacement recommendations, and troubleshooting of valves, cylinders, pumps and motors.

Laser Alignment This program covers the procedures and requirements for accomplishing a precision shaft alignment using the Laser Alignment Method, and includes; selection and installation of alignment brackets, checking and correcting equipment foot play, checking driver and driven component shaft run-out and end-play, measuring and correcting misalignment in the vertical and horizontal planes, and correcting for thermal expansion.

Contact Tom Iafrate, 843.574-.6758,

Let us take a one-day, no obligation comprehensive look at your manufacturing operation and we'll provide recommendations to improve your plant performance in areas such as productivity, scrap, down time, maintenance, logistics and quality.

Certified Quality Engineer
Designed to help manufacturing quality technicians pass the American Society of Quality (ASQ) certification exam.

ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
Designed to help quality inspectors pass the American Society of Quality (ASQ) certification exam for the auditor function.

Root Cause & Corrective/Preventative Action
Provides training for organization personnel responsible for documenting and reviewing actual and potential instances of non conformance.  Root cause analysis, problem solving and corrective actions are key focus areas for this training program to build effective skills in identifying and implementing corrective and preventative actions.

ISO TrainingISO training programs include; ISO Internal Auditor, ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001-2000 Process Mapping, ISO/TS 16949: The Impact of Change 2009 and Rules Third Edition, and Technical Writing for Quality

Six Sigma Green

Statistical Process Control

Business/Organizational Development


Contact Debby Marindin, 843.574.6658,, or Steve Price, 843.574.6683,

Trident Technical College offers quality, custom-designed corporate training and consulting programs that are cost-effective, convenient and results-driven.                   

Our consultative method allows us to determine just the right amount and kind of training for your organization. When a group trains together it has the benefit of a shared experience and teambuilding opportunities. Our per-class fee allows organizations to reap the benefits of a low per-person tuition, which makes it remarkably affordable. We can also deliver your training just about any time or place you want it. Training can take place at your site or ours and around the hours that best fit your employees’ and management’s needs.

  • Administrative Support 
  • Communication Strategies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Anger Management 
  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Lean Process and Six Sigma
  • Proposal Writing
  • Meeting Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Measuring Results from Training
  • Sales Fundamentals
  • Budgets and Financial Reports
  • Business Ethics
  • Employee Motivation
  • Supervision
  • Human Resource Management


Top Toques: A Team-Building Culinary Experience
Round up a crew of aspiring contestants to take to the kitchens of the Culinary Institute of Charleston. CIC chefs will divide contestants into two teams for a rousing culinary competition. Each team will hit the stoves to out-cook the competition. The event takes approximately three hours to complete. For more information, please contact Michele Shinn at 843.574.6655.



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