Are you interested in technology? Do you prefer hands-on instruction? CCTC’s School of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology offers many career options including Automotive Technology, Welding Technology, Heating and Air, Mechatronics and more. Our programs prepare you for great careers in these work fields and businesses are always in need of skilled workers. As the premier training resource for workforce in our 4 counties, CCTC is addressing the labor shortage through access, training and pathways. 

The General Technology Associate Degree program is intended for students who find it necessary to design a program to meet specific individual needs. It is to be used sparingly and should not be used in lieu of an approved major. To enroll in the General Technology program, the student must meet with an assigned academic advisor to determine a curriculum plan. Acceptance into the program must be approved by the appropriate department chair.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Fire Science

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the National Fire Academy or the South Carolina Fire Academy. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the academic advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Electrical Lineworker

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the Northwest Lineman College. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will be awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.

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The Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding program is designed to take the student who is qualified in structural welding to the next step in the welding industry. Pipe welders are in high demand and require a higher level of expertise to meet industry demands. The Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding is designed for the student to become proficient in pipe welding using multiple processes.

Students must successfully complete the Welding Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced Certificate in Pipe Welding program or pass a welding skills examination.

This program is aligned with the following career clusters: Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing.


Program Contact:

Axel Reis

Department Chair, Welding Technology

(803) 778-7863, ext. 463

M470C

The Welding Certificate program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the techniques of inert gas, oxyacetylene, electric arc welding, and plasma cutting. Job opportunities include erection welders, shipyard welders, welding shop fabrication, maintenance welders, construction welders, and structural steel welders.

This program is aligned with the following career clusters: Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing.


Program Contact:

Axel Reis

Department Chair, Welding Technology

(803) 778-7863, ext. 463

M470C

The Advanced Mechatronics Technology Certificate is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform technical troubleshooting of industrial equipment with mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.

Students must successfully complete the Basic Mechatronics Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced Mechatronics Certificate.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing


Program Contact:

Keith Brigman

Department Chair, Mechatronics

(803) 774-6704, ext. 504

A520

The Basic Mechatronics Technology Certificate program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform basic maintenance and repair of industrial equipment with both mechanical and electrical components.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing


Program Contact:

Keith Brigman

Department Chair, Mechatronics

(803) 774-6704, ext. 504

A520

Mechatronics Fundamentals Technician

The Mechatronics Fundamentals Technician Certificate program is designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the mechatronics fields of electricity, mechanical power, hydraulics, pneumatics, and hand and power tool applications.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing.


Program Contact:

Keith Brigman

Department Chair, Mechatronics

(803) 774-6704, ext. 504

A520

The Engineering Design Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to give students the skills essential for success in the rapidly changing field of engineering design technology. Hands-on experience familiarizes students with computer-aided design (CAD) technology. Students learn to develop technical drawings with an emphasis on working drawings and three dimensional solid modeling as they are applied in industrial, manufacturing, engineering and architectural environments.

Excellent employment opportunities are available for graduates, including positions as engineering technicians, detailers, and CAD technicians.

This program is aligned with the following career clusters: Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics.


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The Advanced CNC Programming Certificate develops skills in advanced machining and computer numerical control (CNC) operations. Because of the fast-growing nature of industrial technology, those who have developed skills in CNC operations are always in demand. CNC machinists usually enjoy security as well as good wages. This program teaches the student to take metal and cut, drill, and shape it into useful components. CNC opportunities abound, including the following types of positions: machine shop apprentice, tool room machinist apprentice, maintenance machinist, production machine operator, tool and die apprentice, machinery sales and service, and CNC machinist. Students may also earn credentials through NIMS.

The Advanced CNC Programming Certificate is accredited by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS).

Students must successfully complete the Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate prior to being admitted into the Advanced CNC Programming Certificate.


Program Contact:

Ladell Humphries

Academic Program Manager, Manufacturing Technology

(803) 778-7814, ext. 414

A406

The Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate develop skills in basic machining and computer numerical control (CNC) operations. Because of the fast-growing nature of industrial technology, those who have developed skills in CNC operations are always in demand. CNC operators usually enjoy security as well as good wages. This program teaches the student to take metal and cut, drill, and shape it into useful components. CNC opportunities abound, including the following types of positions: machine shop apprentice, tool room machinist apprentice, maintenance machinist, production machine operator, tool and die apprentice, machinery sales and service, and CNC operator. Students may also earn credentials through NIMS.

The Basic Machining and CNC Fundamentals Certificate is accredited by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS).

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing


Program Contact:

Ladell Humphries

Academic Program Manager, Manufacturing Technology

(803) 778-7814, ext. 414

A406

Graduates of the Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate program may enroll in the Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate to further develop their skills. The advanced program includes both theory and practical work in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning principles, calculations, the study of electrical components and programmable controls.

Students must successfully complete the Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate or have departmental approval prior to being admitted into the Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate.

This program is available during the day.

The Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate is accredited by HVAC/Excellence.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Architecture and Construction.


Program Contact:

Chris Watkins

Academic Program Manager, HVAC/R

(803) 778-7886, ext. 486

M430

The Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate program prepares graduates for numerous careers in the HVAC/R field. Job opportunities in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration include these fields: sales, installation, service technician, maintenance and repair, and operations. Instruction includes both theory and practical work in refrigeration and air conditioning principles, calculations, the study of electrical machinery, and various related service courses, including domestic refrigeration and refrigeration piping installation.

The heating and air conditioning industry is rapidly becoming one of the largest in the country. Air conditioning is a must for homes, offices, hotels, theaters, and industrial plants. New applications of air conditioning and refrigeration theory are announced daily.

This program is available during the day and evening; however, a different course sequence and additional time may be required to complete this program in the evening.

The Basic Air Conditioning and Heating Certificate is accredited by HVAC/Excellence.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Architecture and Construction.


Program Contact:

Chris Watkins

Academic Program Manager, HVAC/R

(803) 778-7886, ext. 486

M430

The Automotive Diagnostic Technology Certificate is designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the field of automotive electrical systems repair, heating and air conditioning repair, and engine performance, apprentice technician, auto technician, and specialty technician. Job placement opportunities are excellent.

The Automotive Diagnostic Technology Certificate is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.


Program Contact:

David Moore

Academic Program Manager, Automotive Technology

(803) 778-6674, ext. 274

M480C

The Automotive Technology Certificate is designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the field of automotive engine repair; drive train repair; and brake, suspension, and steering diagnosis. Job opportunities include apprentice technician, auto technician, parts specialist, specialty technician, and service manager. Job placement opportunities are excellent.

The Automotive Technology Certificate is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.


Program Contact:

David Moore

Academic Program Manager, Automotive Technology

(803) 778-6674, ext. 274

M480C