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South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center

Trident Technical College is constructing the S.C. Aeronautical Training Center on its Main Campus in North Charleston. The new facility will increase capacity to provide training for well-paying jobs in expanding advanced manufacturing industries. The building and ramp, comprising 218,105 square feet, will open in 2019.

Educational and Training Space

  • Two hangers with bays, each two-stories tall
  • 22 classrooms
  • Six flex-space labs – large spaces that can be combined into one or more rooms
  • 25 specialty labs – additive manufacturing, aeronautical skills, automation, avionics, bond and ground, CNC machining, composites (two clean, two dirty), materials, mechatronics, paint booth, paint mix, repairs, robotics and automation, sealants (two), sheet metal/metal fabrication, structures, systems electrical, tool crib, tool rooms (two) and training mock-up room

Programs leading to associate degrees and continuing education certificates will be offered, as will specialized training for major manufacturers in the region. Training will be offered in areas including aircraft maintenance and assembly, avionics maintenance, additive manufacturing, robotics, CNC machining, mechatronics, and enhanced composites.

Construction Highlights

Groundbreaking Ceremony - Nov. 4, 2016

Progress Video - May 22, 2018

Topping Out Ceremony - June 28, 2018

Progress Video August 13, 2018

Progress Video November, 2018

Progress Video January, 2019

Progress Video March, 2019

Progress Video May, 2019

Site Preparation - Oct. 18, 2017

Progress Video - June 19, 2018

Progress Video July 24, 2018

Progress Video Sept. 26, 2018

Progress Video Dec. 2018

Progress Video February, 2019

Progress Video April, 2019