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Adult Apprentices

Trident Technical College, in collaboration with regional employers in a variety of industries, are offering students the opportunity to get paid to learn as apprentices. Students hired as apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with in-the-classroom instruction at TTC.

Apprenticeship opportunities are available in the following occupations:

  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Automotive
  • CAD Technician
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Hotel Operations
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machinist
  • Nail Technician
  • Small Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Welding

Students who are selected for participation in adult apprenticeship programs will receive the following:

  • Paid employment and mentoring from an employer partner
  • A completion certificate for coursework that may be applied towards an associate degree
  • National credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Marketable skills for life

To be eligible for adult apprenticeship opportunities a student must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrate academic readiness and responsibility
  • Provide a final, official S.C. high school transcript with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from the last five years; qualifying SAT/ACT scores; or achieve qualifying next-generation ACCUPLACER scores (TTC placement test)
  • Achieve qualifying Placement Test scores
  • Provide a resume in Word format
  • Sign a Release of Information form
  • Be legally able to work in the United States

To start the process, individuals must submit proof of qualifying scores on the Placement Test, Release of Information form and a resume. Submissions can be dropped off or emailed to Lara.McKenna@tridenttech.edu in TTC's Division of Apprenticeship Programs located on Main Campus in Bldg. 200/Rm. 229. Have further questions? Please call 843.574.6918.

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