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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Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus)

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

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)

This 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. Materials included

XIMT-550 9806 Certified Production Technician (CPT) March 4-April 15 MTuWTh 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $3,500 TBA

 

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CNC Boot Camp

The technical training covers safety, shop floor calculations, measurement and gaging, machining fundamentals, quality assurance, communications, material composition, and CNC mill and lathe operations.

XIMT-601 9734 CNC Boot Camp Jan. 21-April 11 MTuTh 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5,500 TC

  

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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.

XACR-507 9730 Commercial Refrigeration April 13-June 15 Sa 8 a.m.-noon $599 TC

 

 

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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.

XIMT-508 9810 Electrical Systems June 11-July 11 TuTh 6-10 p.m. $829 TC

 

 

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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

XLOG-501 9708 Forklift Training: Powered Industrial Truck Feb. 21 Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $299 TC
XLOG-501 9709 Forklift Training: Powered Industrial Truck June 27 Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $299 TC

 

 

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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.  

HVAC Maintenance and Repair

Courses cover 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

XACR-503 9826 HVAC Electrical and Troubleshooting Jan. 19-March 23 Sa 8 a.m.-noon $599 TC
XACR-503 9827 HVAC Electrical and Troubleshooting May 14-June 13 TuTh 8 a.m.-noon $599 TC
XACR-502 9727 HVAC Mechanical Systems March 19-April 18 TuTh 8 a.m.-noon $599 TC
XACR-505 9731 HVAC Refrigerant EPA Certification Jan. 15-22 TuTh 6-9 p.m. $299 TC
Exam Preparation and Exam
XACR-505 9732 HVAC Refrigerant EPA Certification March 12-19 TuTh 6-9 p.m. $299 TC
Exam Preparation and Exam
XACR-505 9733 HVAC Refrigerant EPA Certification May 14-21 TuTh 6-9 p.m. $299 TC
Exam Preparation and Exam
XACR-509 9724 HVAC Refrigeration and Maintenance Basic Jan. 19-March 23 Sa 8 a.m.-noon $499 TC
XACR-509 9726 HVAC Refrigeration and Maintenance Basic Jan. 29-Feb. 28 TuTh 8 a.m.-noon $499 TC
XACR-509 9725 HVAC Refrigeration and Maintenance Basic April 13-June 15 Sa 8 a.m.-noon $499 TC

 

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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.

XIMT-507 9809 Hydraulics and Pneumatics June 3-July 3 MW 6-10 p.m. $829 TC

 

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KUKA KORE

Learn the KORE basics of the robot. Perform hands-on safety, setup, mastering and programming of a KUKA robot. KUKA issues a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

XIMT-515 9758 KUKA KORE Jan. 16-March 6 W 6-10 p.m. $5,000 TC

 

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ManuFirstSC (Lean Manufacturing)

Learn the production processes and procedures necessary to qualify for manufacturing jobs throughout SC. This class discusses essential safety policies, communication best practices, quality standards, production processes and maintenance awareness. Some local manufacturers accept completion of this class as meeting the requirement of one year of manufacturing experience. Materials included

XAMT-550 9711 ManuFirstSC (Lean Manufacturing) Jan. 14-Feb. 7 MTuWTh 6-10 p.m. $999 TC
XAMT-550 9714 ManuFirstSC (Lean Manufacturing) Feb. 18-March 7 MTuWTh 6-10 p.m. $999 TC
XAMT-550 9715 ManuFirstSC (Lean Manufacturing) March 25-April 18 MTuWTh 8 a.m.-noon $999 TC
XAMT-550 9716 ManuFirstSC (Lean Manufacturing) May 6-27 MTuWTh 6-10 p.m. $999 TC

 

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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.

XIMT-506 9808 Mechanical Systems May 7-June 6 TuTh 6-10 p.m. $829 TC

 

 

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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.

XIMT-509 9811 Motor Controls April 29-May 29 MW 6-10 p.m. $829 TC

 

 

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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.

XWLD-502 9719 Welding – Gas Metal Arc MIG Jan. 19-Feb. 9 Sa 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $599 BC
XWLD-502 9722 Welding – Gas Metal Arc MIG March 9-30 Sa 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $599 BC
XWLD-502 9828 Welding – Gas Metal Arc MIG April 27-May 18 Sa 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $599 BC

 

 

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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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