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Engineering and Manufacturing

Trident Technical College offers programs that prepare you for jobs in aeronautics, manufacturing, electricity, electronics, engineering and more, in the private sector or with government agencies. With our hands-on training, state-of-the-art equipment and experienced instructors, you will leave college with the skills and knowledge employers in this booming market are seeking.

  • Aeronautical Technologies
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Electrician
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • License Exam Preparation
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Surveying
  • Welding
  • University Transfer


To be successful in engineering or manufacturing fields, you must be a good problem solver and troubleshooter; have good interpersonal and communication skills, eyesight, hand-eye coordination, computer and math skills; be physically agile and be able to work well with others.

Transfer Opportunities

Trident Technical College’s Engineering Transfer program can guide you to a rewarding career. Through an articulation agreement with The Citadel, students can pursue a bachelor’s degree by taking their first two years at TTC before transferring. TTC has also established Engineering Transfer pathways with Clemson University and other four-year institutions in South Carolina.

Associate Degrees

Aircraft Maintenance Technology $0 Tuition
Civil Engineering Technology $0 Tuition
Electronics Engineering Technology $0 Tuition
Engineering Transfer - Civil
Engineering Transfer - Computer
Engineering Transfer - Construction
Engineering Transfer - Electrical
Engineering Transfer - Mechanical
General Technology - Avionics Maintenance Technology $0 Tuition
General Technology - Electrician - Industrial and Construction $0 Tuition
General Technology - Engineering Design Graphics $0 Tuition
General Technology - Industrial Maintenance $0 Tuition
General Technology - Machine Tool Technology $0 Tuition
General Technology - Mechatronics $0 Tuition
General Technology - Welding $0 Tuition
Mechanical Engineering Technology $0 Tuition
University Transfer - Associate in Science


3D Printing Additive Manufacturing $0 Tuition
Advanced Automation - Mechatronics $0 Tuition
Aircraft Assembly Technology $0 Tuition
Arboriculture Management $0 Tuition
Architectural Drafting $0 Tuition
Athletic Field Maintenance $0 Tuition
Avionics Maintenance Technology $0 Tuition
Basic CNC Operations $0 Tuition
Basic Electronic Journeyman I $0 Tuition
Basic Industrial Work Skills $0 Tuition
Civil Drafting $0 Tuition
Civil Engineering - Transfer to The Citadel
Computer Aided Design I $0 Tuition
Computer Aided Design II $0 Tuition
Computer Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Computer Numeric Control Machinist $0 Tuition
Construction Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Construction Management $0 Tuition
Electrical Drafting $0 Tuition
Electrical Engineering Transfer -The Citadel
Electrician - Construction $0 Tuition
Electrician - Industrial $0 Tuition
Engineering Assistant - Engineer Pathway $0 Tuition
Engineering Assistant - Technician Pathway $0 Tuition
Facilities Maintenance $0 Tuition
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals $0 Tuition
Industrial Mechanic $0 Tuition
Introduction to Arc Welding $0 Tuition
Mechanical Drafting $0 Tuition
Mechanical Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Surveying $0 Tuition
Sustainable Horticulture and Landscaping $0 Tuition
Welding Gas Metal Arc and Flux Cored Arc $0 Tuition
Welding Gas Tungsten Arc $0 Tuition
Welding Shielded Metal Arc $0 Tuition

Workforce Training Courses (earn CEUs - Continuing Education Units)

Forklift Training
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals
Industrial Mechanic Technician Assistant
Licensed Residential Builder Exam Preparation
Limited General Contractor Exam Preparation

Career Spotlight: Welding

Do you like to be challenged and physically active? Do you enjoy work that is interesting and provides a sense of accomplishment? 

Trident Tech's accredited Welding program offers the latest welding technology as well as traditional welding skills training and a good foundation in basic welding theory, metallurgy and blueprint reading. Students can earn an associate degree or one (or all) five certificates.

Job demand is great thanks to manufacturing, construction and service industries in the tri-county area. Employers are waiting to hire our welding graduates. The placement rate for Trident Tech welding graduates for the past two years is 100 percent.