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Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing professionals are involved in every structure and machine that we rely on from day to day. The cars we drive, the planes we fly in, the homes we live in, even the medical devices that help prolong our lives — all consist of the work of engineering and manufacturing professionals. They turn a piece of metal into a work of art, install electrical power systems, design and construct homes, roads and bridges, and build and repair vehicles and planes.

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Free tuition for all programs thru Spring '24

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.

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.


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


Advanced Automation - Mechatronics
Aircraft Assembly Technology
Architectural Drafting
Athletic Field Maintenance
Avionics Maintenance Technology
Basic CNC Operations
Basic Electronic Journeyman I
Basic Industrial Work Skills
Civil Engineering - Transfer to The Citadel
Computer Aided Design I
Computer Aided Design II
Computer Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Construction Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Electrical Drafting
Electrical Engineering Transfer -The Citadel
Electrician - Construction
Electrician - Industrial
Engineering Assistant - Engineer Pathway
Engineering Assistant - Technician Pathway
Facilities Maintenance
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals
Industrial Mechanic
Introduction to Arc Welding
Machining and CNC Fundamentals
Mechanical Drafting
Mechanical Engineering Transfer - The Citadel
Production Technology
Welding Gas Metal Arc and Flux Cored Arc
Welding Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding Shielded Metal Arc

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

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Aeronautical Technologies
Asbestos Abatement
Engineering Graphics
Engineering Technology
Industrial Maintenance
License Exam Preparation
Machine Tool Technology
University Transfer