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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
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • CAD Technician
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Hotel Operations
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machinist
  • Nail Technician
  • Small Business/Entrepreneurship

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
  • Complete apprenticeship package
  • Sign a Release of Information form
  • Be legally able to work in the United States

To start the process, individuals must complete and submit all sections of the Apprenticeship Application Packet, including proof of qualifying scores on the Placement Test, resume and Release of Information form by email to Lara.McKenna@tridenttech.edu. Application package can also be dropped off to TTC’s Division of Apprenticeship Programs office located on Main Campus in Bldg. 200/Rm. 229. For more information, call 843.574.6918.

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Adult Apprenticeship Applications


Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about aspiring adult apprenticeships.

High School Student Opportunities

Youth Apprenticeships

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships