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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. Each program offered through TMT results in a License or Certification which is key when stepping out into the civilian workforce. Additionally, the TMT Program will scholarship you for the cost of the course and, upon successful completion, the cost of the certification testing (courses range from $895-$4800).

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 access to SEVEN programs for transitioning military members and veterans that will greatly enhance their marketability in today’s job market:

Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License Prep Course is a six week on campus course, with classroom instruction, and hands-on practical training.  This course will your ensure readiness for successful completion of the General, Airframe, and Powerplant written exams. After completing these exams, Oral & Practical examinations with an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) is required to attain your license. This preparation course is designed for individuals with documented aviation maintenance experience who are eligible to apply for an FAA Mechanic’s License per 14 CFR Parts 65.71 & 65.77. Upon meeting this criteria, an FAA Form 8610-2 will be required to enter the program.

This course is not FAA Part 147 approved and instructor permission is required for registration.

Certified Logistics/Production Technician is a five part online course (at your own pace), including safety, quality practices and measurements, manufacturing processes and production, maintenance awareness, and green production. Completion of the program earns a national certification by MSSC (Manufacturers Skills Standards Council) Courses available now.

NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician is an on campus ASTM International accredited course including classroom instruction and hands-on practical training that will prepare aviation professionals, and avionics technicians to attain the NCATT AET certification. Avionics or electronics experisnce suggested but no required. No prerequisites required.

FCC Commercial Radio License Prep Course is a guided self-study program that prepares aviation professionals, and avionics technicians for acquiring their FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License with the Radar Endorsement. Successful completion of FCC elements 1, 3 & 8 written exams are required. No prerequisites required.

Welding is a four-part on campus course including all of the basic welding styles and completion results in AWS Welding Certification. Total hours 288 + 10 hour Certification.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a 20- hour DHEC approved course that prepares you for the EMT Certification licensure exam at the emergency technician level.

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training allows you to earn your commercial driver’s license in five weeks. You must have your CDL permit to apply for entrance to this program.

For more information:

Beaufort Campus:

Director of Veterans Services
Christina Welsch-Copeland  –
Monday thru Thursday – 0830-1730
Friday – 0830-1130
Bldg 12, Rm 107
Phone: 843-525-8264

Aviation Programs Coordinator:
Clint Williams –


On Base:

Military Community Liaison:
Henry Dreier

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Monday and Wednesday
Bldg 923,  Rm 30
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Tuesday and Thursday
Bldg 596, Room 107A
Phone: 843-228-7494



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