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Transitioning Military Training Program

The Transitioning Military Training Program assists transitioning military members  with refining the skills that they’ve gained through their military service to match the demands of employers throughout the region.

 


Nationally recognized certifications are becoming increasingly important to job seekers. Prior service members have a wealth of experience and possess many traits desired by employers, but often have difficulty landing jobs because they lack certifications or documented training that formalize their experience and abilities. The Technical College of the Low Country is pleased to announce four programs for transitioning military members and veterans that will greatly enhance their marketability in today’s job market:

 


 

Aviation Maintenance Certificate is a 17 credit hour program that thoroughly prepares experienced aircraft mechanics for attainment of their FAA Mechanic’s License. The program is comprised of 5 classes and can be completed in either a single semester or over multiple semesters. This certificate program is designed for individuals with documented aviation maintenance experience who are eligible to apply for an FAA Mechanic’s License per Section 65.77 of FAA Order 8300.10 Volume 2, Chapter 22. The program’s classes are a hybrid of online, classroom and in shop practical application. This course is not FAA Part 147 approved and instructor permission is required for registration. Registration for this certificate program starts March 30th, 2015 and classes begin: Summer 2015

 


 

Aviation Structural Mechanic Certificate is a 17 credit hour program that is designed for individuals who want to work in aerospace manufacturing, but who do not qualify for an FAA Mechanic’s License.  The program is taught over two semesters and includes online, classroom and hands on practical application instruction. The program covers aircraft blueprints, applied mathematics, aerodynamics, aircraft structures / materials / sealants, sheet metal fabrication, composites and other topics relevant to modern aerospace manufacturing. This course is not FAA Part 147 approved and instructor permission is required for registration. Registration for this certificate program starts March 30th, 2015 and classes begin: Summer 2015

 


 

Airframe & Powerplant Prep Course is a non-credit course that includes two weeks of online training and three weeks of classroom / hands on practical application instruction. The course prepares experienced aircraft mechanics for the written, oral and practical FAA examinations. Students must successfully complete the online portion of the  course prior to attending the classroom sessions. The classes meet in the evenings, but the written exams are only given during normal working hours. The schedule is designed to allow you to take only the classes that correspond with the certification you are seeking (Airframe, Powerplant or Airframe & Powerplant). Students must possess a signed FAA form 8610-2 to attend this course. This course is not FAA Part 147 approved and instructor permission is required for registration.

 

Registration is now open for the next course starting 2 February 2015. An online component of the course will open 12 January 2015 and must be completed prior to the start of class.

 

Click here for signup information

 

The FAA is coming to MCAS Beaufort to conduct interviews for the 8610-2 signoffs!

Steven Petrossian from FAA District office Columbia, SC will give a short class about the Airframes and Powerplants license and conduct interviews on January 14, 2015 @ 1100 in BLD 596 (Library/Education Building) RM  204. Please bring the following items to the interview:

  •  Two blank 8610-2 forms
  • Military ID
  • A letter from your AMO stating your MOS and title, time in Service, documented training, experience level,  and aircraft type
  • ASM records to show primary MOS experience and any cross-training you may have received
  • Ink Pen

If you have any questions or concerns about what to bring to interview, please give FAA Columbia a call at 803-765-5931

 


 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Elements 1 & 3 Prep Course will prepare military avionics technicians and radio / electronics repair technicians to attain their General Radiotelephone Operator (Elements 1&3) FCC license. The certificate is comprised of two modules: Element 1 and Element 3. The course consists of approximately 15 classroom hours of instruction and will require independent student study. The next course will be held: To Be Determined

 


 

For more information: Please contact the Transitioning Military Training Program Office at (843) 525-8340 or email cwelsch-copeland@tcl.edu

 

To register for the courses: Please contact Michael Weiss at (843) 228-7494 or email  mweiss@tcl.edu

 


*This initiative is funded by a State of South Carolina grant. The funding is limited and transitioning military members have priority. Other qualified students will be accepted on a space available basis.

Paul C Merritt

Program Director

843.525.8369 phone

pmerritt@tcl.edu 


Christine Welsch-Copeland

Program Administrator

843.525.8340 phone

cwelsch-copeland@tcl.edu




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