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Training Opportunities for Unemployed Individuals

Trident Technical College (TTC) Division of Education is offering a limited number of state-funded scholarships for workforce training programs (until funds are expended). This special program for individuals currently receiving unemployment benefits is in conjunction with the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.

Below are the eligible TTC programs. Take a moment to read through the descriptions and requirements so you can determine which program is the best fit for you. Not all classes are available year-round, so please check back periodically for updates to our schedule. When you’re ready to get started, follow the application link below.


TTC offers a wide range of programs and program lengths including short-term workforce training, two-year degree programs, one-year certificates and more. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are available, making many of our programs free of charge.


Thank you for coming to Trident Tech for your workforce training.

Fill out the online form expressing your interest in participating in this Training Opportunities for Unemployed Individuals program. Filling out the form on this page serves as your UI claimant's exploration. 


If you enroll in a program and attend training, you can waive your job search requirements each week you are in training. However, you will be responsible for acquiring the necessary documentation to meet SC DEW/UI requirements.




Gain a thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to pass the A+ Hardware Systems exams. Discover how to diagnose, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair microcomputer hardware. This course covers part of the mandatory testing for the A+ Certification. You should take both A+ Essentials and A+ Practical Application before attempting the A+ Certification examinations. A+ Certification, sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), certifies the competency of computer service technicians. Major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications back the program. To become certified, you must pass two exams: CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ Practical Application. Call 1.800.77.MICRO to register for exams.



Enjoy helping people when they are most vulnerable and in a state of emergency? This program is for individuals who wish to become emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in South Carolina. This online course covers the same material as the classroom-based EMT-B course yet is online with a one day skills lab on campus for instruction. Skills sessions meet on Tuesday evenings except for every 3rd Wednesday. Students complete weekly online assignments, and attend one 4-hour skills practice session weekly. This EMT-B Training Program is 225 hours and takes approximately six months to complete. Successful completion of the EMT training program qualifies you to take the National Registry Examination. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Registry Examination. All coursework is approved by the Emergency Medical Services Division of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. South Carolina follows the current U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) curriculum for EMT Basic.



Learn the production processes and procedures necessary to qualify for manufacturing jobs in the Charleston area. Using a combination of in-person and online training, this class will take you through essential safety policies, communication best practices, quality standards, production processes, and maintenance awareness. All successful graduates will receive an OSHA-10 card and Yellow Belt Lean Six- Sigma certification. This course also includes preparation and testing for the MSSC Safety Certification Assessment. Materials included.



This course is designed to expand the skills set of a CNA with advanced knowledge necessary for transition into a hospital setting. The course consists of introduction to hospital equipment and supplies, as well as advanced skills in the following areas: 12 lead EKG, basic phlebotomy, performing urinary catheterization, infection control, glucometer use, sterile technique, specimen collection and handling, measuring output of bodily fluids including chest tubes and surgical site drains, tracheotomy and supplemental oxygen care, and BLS certification and training. To receive certification completion and BLS card students must receive a passing grade on the PCT final and demonstrate completion in patient care procedures using equipment and supplies correctly. Strict attendance is required and first day of orientation is mandatory.


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The following courses are not available at this time through Trident Technical College. Check back periodically for updates to our schedule.

  • Commercial Driver's License
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • OSHA (10 hour and 30 hour)
  • MSSC Certification
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Lineman Technician


Fill out the online scholarship application form. Be sure to mark the box designating that you are currently receiving unemployment benefits (UI) to qualify for this particular scholarship program. Once you submit the online application form, you will receive an email with additional instructions to follow as the next step.


NOTE: The online application form is used for a variety of different scholarship programs at Trident Technical College. To receive credit through the state's unemployment program, only select one of the programs that have (UI) listed at the beginning of eligible program names.  Ex. (UI) ManuFirstSC.