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Maintenance and Technical Trades

Maintenance and technical trade professionals repair and maintain mechanical equipment, machines, buildings and grounds. Careers in maintenance and technical trades include jobs in aeronautics, automotive, heating and air conditioning, electricity, manufacturing, construction, horticulture and welding.

Specifically, aeronautical programs prepare you for three tracks in the aviation industry that lead to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing or certification for airframe and powerplant, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCAATT) certifications and training in the area’s growing aircraft manufacturing sector. Other programs, such as heating and air conditioning, automotive technology and electrical line worker can lead to industry licensure as well. And the growth of the industry in the Charleston region has led to new demands for welders, industrial mechanics and electricians.

Hands-on training, state-of-the-art equipment and experienced instructors at Trident Technical College provide you with the skills and knowledge employers seek. Depending on their area of interest, maintenance and technical trade professionals can get jobs in a number of different environments, from automated manufacturing, car dealerships, repair shops, hospitals, airlines, corporations and schools to resorts, golf courses, parks and nurseries.

Skills

Maintenance and technical trade professionals should have excellent computer skills, be good with their hands, have great eyesight and manual dexterity and be strong problem solvers and troubleshooters.

Associate Degrees

Aircraft Maintenance Technology
General Technology -
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
General Technology - Automotive Technology
General Technology - Avionics Maintenance Technology
General Technology - Electrical Line Worker Technology
General Technology -Mechatronics
General Technology –
Electrician: Industrial and Construction
General Technology - Industrial Maintenance
General Technology - Machine Tool Technology
General Technology - Welding
Horticulture Technology

Certificates

Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
Advanced Automation - Mechatronics
Air Conditioning - Refrigeration Mechanics
Aircraft Assembly Technology
Aircraft Maintenance Airframe
Aircraft Maintenance General
Aircraft Maintenance Powerplant
Athletic Field Maintenance
Automotive Servicing
Avionics Maintenance Technology
Basic CNC Operations
Basic Electronic Journeyman I
Basic Industrial Work Skills
Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals
Civil Drafting
CompTIA Systems Specialist
Construction Management
Digital Photography
Electrical Line Worker - Advanced
Electrical Line Worker - Third Class
Electrician - Automated Controls
Electrician - Construction
Electrician - Industrial
Facilities Maintenance
Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals
Golf Course Maintenance
Illustration
Industrial Mechanic
Introduction to Arc Welding
Introduction to Automotive Servicing
Welding Gas Metal Arc and Flux Cored Arc
Welding Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding Shielded Metal Arc

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Aeronautical Technologies
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
Automotive
Electrician
Horticulture
Industrial Maintenance
Machining
Mechatronics
Welding