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S.C. Aeronautical Training Center


The $80 million, 218,000-square-foot facility includes a ramp, two hangars with high bays to accommodate large aircraft training aids, 22 classrooms, an advanced manufacturing lab, a mechatronics lab, 23 specialty labs, six flex-space labs, 37 faculty/staff offices, meeting spaces, a café and catering kitchen.

The training center promotes economic development in the region and, as a statewide asset, will assist the S.C. Department of Commerce in attracting more aeronautic and advanced manufacturing suppliers to the state.

This three-story facility increases Trident Tech’s capacity to provide an educated and trained pipeline of workers with the skills required now and in the future. Students on group tours can see modern advanced manufacturing training first hand.

The center houses high-tech manufacturing programs, aeronautical studies programs, engineering technology and engineering transfer courses, readySC’s Boeing training and advanced manufacturing training.

Offerings include programs leading to associate degrees and noncredit certificates as well as specialized training, apprenticeships and seminars for major manufacturers in the region and state.

An estimated 5,370 students and 120 faculty and staff will use this facility annually.

“The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center will help sustain the state's economic expansion by supplying the highly skilled workforce required by manufacturers and related industries that have made substantial investments in our region and state.”

-Dr. Mary Thornley
 Trident Technical College

Credit Program Offerings

Noncredit Offerings

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aeronautical Skills
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Certified Production Technician (MSSC)
  • CNC Machining
  • Engineering Seminars (various topics)
  • Enhanced Composites
  • ManuFirstSC
  • Mechatronics
  • Metrology
  • Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)
  • Quality Control
  • Robotics


Take a Tour

The S.C. Aeronautical Training Center offers tours for guests of any age. SCATC tours are approximately 90 minutes long and are available Tuesday through Friday each week by appointment. Individuals, classes and organizations can request a tour by filling out the SCATC Tour Request form. Classroom visits and offsite presentations are available and can also be requested with this form.

For more information or for SCATC general inquiries, please email or call 843-323-3501 or 843-323-3502.

The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center is proud to partner with:

  • Barzan Aeronautical
  • Boeing South Carolina
  • Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Joint Base Charleston
  • S.C. Aerospace Council
  • S.C. Fraunhofer USA Alliance
  • The Citadel
  • The InterTech Group