Production, Equipment and Machinery Training

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Encourage safety awareness while saving time and money by learning how to do it right the first time.

Workers can individually register to take classes in equipment and machinery training or companies can sign up groups of employees so they can all learn together.


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3-D Printing Introduction

 

This course covers topics designed to train individuals in the field of 3-D digital design and additive manufacturing technologies.


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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Certificate

This is the program you need to pursue a career in the booming manufacturing industry of the greater Charleston area. Learn about the newest technologies used in manufacturing plants and how to operate, maintain and troubleshoot machining and robotic equipment. Includes online and hands-on lab work.


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Aeronautical Manufacturing (AMF) Core Skills

In the program, learn about different aircraft types; see demonstrations of sealing principles; understand the use of paperwork, procedures and processes; and grasp the use of engineering process requirements in aerospace manufacturing. The program prepares students to demonstrate a working knowledge of precision measurement instruments, hand-held power tools, fasteners, blueprint reading, and electrical bonding and grounding used in aerospace manufacturing.


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Aeronautical Manufacturing (AMF) Specialties – Composites Technician

The program introduces the basic materials, tools, vocabulary, and safety practices used in the composites industry. Learn about various composite materials, chemicals, tools and the procedures and processes of fabrication. Also learn proper shop etiquette and cleaning. Through a series of projects, students perform lay-ups using pre-impregnated and dry materials, resins, hot bonders and ovens for curing. Parts are inspected for serviceability and conformity per aeronautical engineering specifications. Prerequisite: Aeronautical Manufacturing (AMF) Core Skills; Work Keys Silver level; and OSHA 10.


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Aeronautical Manufacturing (AMF) Specialties – Electrical Assembly Technician

The program introduces the basic principles of electrical theory, wiring practices, wire bundle basics, wire bundle fabrication, multi-meter uses, mounting/mating of electrical connectors, wire routing and clamping, fiber optic handling and practical applications, and coaxial cable construction. Students also learn proper shop etiquette and cleaning. Through a series of projects, perform the duties and responsibilities of an electrical assembler working in the aerospace industry. Prerequisite: Aeronautical Manufacturing (AMF) Core Skills or Enhanced Composites Training Program; Work Keys Silver level; and OSHA 10.


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Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) course prepares you to enter the manufacturing environment. It covers the soft and technical skills that are essential for jobs in manufacturing. Areas of safety, quality assurance, production and processes, maintenance awareness and communication are emphasized. Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students receive the industry-recognized national certification.


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CNC Operator Career Certificate Bundle

This is the program you need to land a CNC operator position within the booming manufacturing industry of the greater Charleston area. Over the course of four modules you will learn about manual machining, metal cutting, abrasives, CNC milling and turning, and Fanuc, Hass, and Fagor controls. Includes online and hands-on lab work for Module 1 – Manual Machining and Metal Cutting; Module 2 – Abrasives and CNC Introduction; Module 3 – CNC Operations; and Module 4 – CNC Controls.


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CNC Think Tank

This is scheduled CNC lab time. Students are given access to our manual and CNC lab. No instruction is given. As many classes as desired can be scheduled at one time. Contact Jeff Combs to schedule lab time, jeff.combs@tridenttech.edu or 843.574.6333. 

Commercial Refrigeration

Study the maintenance and repair of commercial refrigeration systems for walk-in and reach-in freezers and ice machines.


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Electrical Systems

This course is an online blend of 15 Tooling U Electrical Systems lessons with 40 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles of electrical systems including safety practices, types of circuits, magnetism, AC/DC power sources, electrical instruments and print reading, and conductor and battery selection.


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Enhanced Composites Training Program

Ready to bridge the skills gap between entry-level and professional grade composites technician? This program combines the 180 Skills Aerospace Manufacturing Core Skills Certificate and Aerospace Composites Certificate into one convenient hybrid program that consists of eight weeks of online training and four weeks of in-resident lab work. Students complete 192 hours in the training program and earn 19 CEUs. Successful graduates can earn an independent, nationally recognized certificate.


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Forklift Training

Learn the correct care and use of forklift trucks including the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard, 29CFR1910.178, which covers forklift design limitations, uses in material handling, pre-operation check, operator skills and accident prevention. Upon successful completion of the course, you receive a three-year certification in forklift driving/operation skills. Materials included


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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

The course is designed for production, inspection, set-up personnel and their supervisors. It serves as an introductory-level course for engineering staff who wish to develop a basic understanding of GD&T prior to obtaining more advanced training. The interpretation of GD&T requires basic blueprint skills. Contact Jeff Combs for more information and to register, 843.574.6333 or jeff.combs@tridenttech.edu.  

Heavy Equipment Operator Certification

Learn how to operate different types of heavy equipment including a bulldozer, backhoe and excavator as well as compaction operation, safety and soil awareness and much more. Heavy equipment operators find jobs in industry, manufacturing facilities, construction companies, landscaping businesses, consulting engineering firms, public utilities and government agencies. Classes are forming now and take four weeks to complete; certification is given upon completion. This course is approved for tuition funding through WIOA; contact SC Works at 843.574.1800. To register or for more information, call Illya Cooper, Trident Technical College program manager, at 843.574.6083.

 

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HVAC Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Course covers scheduled preventive maintenance on residential air conditioning and electric heating equipment which includes cleaning, servicing and operational checkout. Advanced classes on conducting repairs also are available. Books not included


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Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course is an online blend of 21 Tooling U Hydraulic and Pneumatic lessons with 40 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics including safety practices, components, power variables, power sources, control valves, circuit design and preventive maintenance.


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Lean Manufacturing Certificate

Learn the production processes and procedures necessary to qualify for manufacturing jobs in the Charleston area. This class discusses essential safety policies, communication best practices, quality standards, production processes and maintenance awareness. Upon successful completion, students also receive an OSHA-10 certificate.

 

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Mechanical Systems

This course is an online blend of 12 Tooling U Mechanical Systems lessons with 40 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles including safety practices and applications of bearings, lubricants, springs, belt drives, gears, and clutches and brakes.


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Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to understand how metals are made stronger, more corrosion resistant, and how they are shaped; recognize how metals can achieve greater strength and more corrosion resistance through alloying, cold-working and heat treatment; assess practical information on how metals can be shaped by casting, forging, forming, machining or welding, and how these processes can alter metal's properties.


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Milling Machine – Basic

This course is designed to teach you the basic techniques involved with using a milling machine.


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Motor Controls

This course is an online blend of 20 Tooling U Motor Control lessons with 40 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles of motor control including symbols and diagrams for motors, AC/DC motor applications, control devices, distribution systems, electronic and photonic semiconductor devices, and deceleration and acceleration methods.


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Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Introduction

This course is an online blend of 18 Tooling U lessons with 40 hours of lab training. Students are introduced to the basics of ladder logic, numbering systems and codes, inputs and outputs, programming, and installation practices.


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Quality Systems

This course is Module 7 of the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Certificate. It is a blend of 29 Tooling U Quality Systems online lessons with 16 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles of quality systems including an ISO 9000 overview, 5S overview, Six Sigma overview, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, TS 16949 overview, conducting an internal audit and troubleshooting.


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Robotics

This course is an online blend of 16 Tooling U Robotics lessons with 24 hours of lab training. The course introduces basic principles of robotics including robot safety, applications, axes, sensors, troubleshooting, and maintenance.


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Welding

Learn basic principles of welding for Gas Metal Arc MIG in the flat and horizontal positions. Participants must provide their own welding safety equipment and tools.


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Welding Certificate

The welding certificate program is designed to instruct welders in welding safety and welding techniques utilizing various processes such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Each course introduces basic trade principles and safety protocols. Participants must provide their own welding safety equipment and tools. Certificate program includes the following classes:
  • Welding – Basic Shielded Arc STICK (32 hours): This course introduces the basic principles of SMAW – Stick Welding in the flat and horizontal positions. Safety, use and care of equipment are emphasized.

  • Welding – Basic Gas Metal Arc MIG (32 hours): This course introduces the basic techniques used in Gas Metal Arc Welding – MIG in the flat and horizontal positions.

  • Welding – Basic Gas Tungsten Arc TIG (32 hours): This course introduces the basic principles of Gas Tungsten Arc – TIG welding in the flat and horizontal positions. Safety, use and care of the equipment are emphasized.

  • Welding - Advanced Gas Metal Arc MIG (24 hours): This course is designed to focus on advanced MIG skills and innovative methods including following blueprint specs and plans. Course prerequisites: Instructor tested or student must have taken one of the basic disciplines, Welding – Basic Shielded Arc STICK XWLD-501, Welding – Basic Gas Tungsten Arc TIG XWLD-503 or Welding – Basic Gas Metal Arc MIG XWLD-502.

  • Welding - Advanced Shielded Arc STICK (24 hours): This course is designed to focus on advanced Stick skills and procedures including following blueprint specs. Course prerequisites: Instructor tested or student must have taken one of the basic disciplines, Welding – Basic Shielded Arc STICK XWLD-501, Welding – Basic Gas Tungsten Arc TIG XWLD-503 or Welding – Basic Gas Metal Arc MIG XWLD-502.

  • Welding - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc TIG (24 hours): This course is designed to focus on advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - TIG skills and procedures including following blueprint specs. Course prerequisites: Instructor tested or student must have taken one of the basic disciplines, Welding – Basic Shielded Arc STICK XWLD-501, Welding – Basic Gas Tungsten Arc TIG XWLD-503 or Welding – Basic Gas Metal Arc MIG XWLD-502.

 
Note: Although not recommended, experienced welding operators with prior formal training and or educational hours, may submit a written request to waive the Welding – Basic Shielded Arc STICK course. Participants who need to certify can opt to test their skills by testing through a qualified testing facility such as the American Welding Society or other independent credentialing organization. Accredited Testing Facilities are listed on the AWS website at www.AWS.org.

Note: This training is not offered in public classes and is only available through the Business Solutions division in order to provide clients with a truly unique learning experience designed especially to meet the client’s needs. For more information, contact Tori New Cater at victoria.new-cater@tridenttech.edu or 843.574.6177.

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