Automotive Technology Certificate (AUTC) – 39 Semester Hours

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program.

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program.

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Manufacturing

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:

Randal Watson

Department Chair, Mechatronics

(803) 774-6704, ext. 504

A518


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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:

Randal Watson

Department Chair, Mechatronics

(803) 774-6704, ext. 504

A518


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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:

Bert Hancock

Dean, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

(803) 778-6679, ext. 279

A503


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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


Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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