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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 formalizes 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:


Airframe & Powerplant Technology Certificate includes three weeks of classroom instruction and hands on practical application that will prepare former military aircraft mechanics for the written, oral and practical FAA examinations. The course is divided into 3 modules; General Mechanic, Airframes Mechanic, and Powerplants Mechanic. The course also include a brief manufacturing overview. 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). The next course will be held: 3 November 2014.

Click Here for A&P signup information


 The FAA is coming to the TCL New River Campus & MCAS Beaufort for 8610-2 interviews/signoffs!

The FAA will be on deck to give a short class about the Airframes and Powerplants license and conduct interviews for the 8610-2 signoffs.

  • September 25, 2014, @ 0900 – TCL New River Campus – Room 117
  • October 16, 2014 @ 0900 – MCAS Beaufort,  BLD 596 (Library/Education Building) – Room  204

Please bring the following items to the interview:

  • Two blank 8610-2 forms
  • Military ID
  • A letter from your Command stating your MOS and title, time in service, documented training, experience level,  and aircraft type
  • ASM/Training 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.

Please check back regularly to for any possible changes to the FAA’s scheduled visit!


The Certified Logistics Technician Program (CLT) is a two phased program that begins with the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) course. The CLA course is approximately one month long and includes both web based and classroom instruction. It covers global supply chain logistics life cycle, the logistics environment, material handling equipment, safety principles, safe material handling and equipment operation, workplace communications, quality control principles, teamwork and computer based problem solving. Once the CLA course is completed, the student is qualified to take the CLT course. The CLT course is approximately one month long and includes both web based and classroom instruction. The CLT course covers product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazmat materials, evaluation of transportation modes, dispatch and tracking, and metric conversion. Both the CLA and CLT are part of the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skills Standards Council curriculum. The next offering is scheduled for: 21 October 2014


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Elements 1 & 3 Certificate 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 start date for the course is: 1 December 2014

Click Here for FCC signup information


The Structural Mechanic Certificate is designed for individuals who work on or around aircraft, but do not qualify for a mechanic’s license. The course includes six weeks of classroom and hands on practical application instruction. The course covers aircraft blueprints, applied mathematics, aerodynamics, aircraft structures / materials / sealants, sheet metal fabrication, composites and other topics relevant to modern aerospace manufacturing. The start date is tentatively scheduled for the Fall of 2014.


For more information: Please contact the Transitioning Military Training Program Office 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


Michael C. Weiss

Program Administrator

843.228.7494 phone


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