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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: To Be Determined

Click Here for A&P signup information


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 – CLASS IS FULL

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 for the course is: 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


Christine Welsch-Copeland

Program Administrator

843.525.8340 phone


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