Industrial and Trade Programs

Skills for Your Career in Industry
Industrial and Trade programs at SCC give students a wide variety of excellent career opportunities to pursue. The demand for skilled technicians and professionals in these career fields is always growing. Looking for a high paying, high demand profession in today's competitive job market? Get started in one of the Industrial and Trade programs today!

Technical Scholars Program

The Technical Scholars program offers students the unique opportunity to expand learning beyond the classroom to develop skills for a real-world experience. Students participating in this program attend classes full-time at SCC, in an eligible degree program, while working part-time with a sponsor company, who may also provide tuition assistance for the student. Eligible programs of study and application periods vary depending on the company sponsor. Programs of study may include, Automated Manufacturing TechnologyIndustrial Electronics TechnologyElectronics Engineering TechnologyMechatronicsMachine Tool TechnologyAutomotive Technology, and Welding. Find out more information about applying to Technical Scholars by contacting Andi Moose in Career Services at (864) 592-4820 or email


 View Specific Programs and Course Requirements Below:

  1. Automotive Service Technology, AAS Degree

  2. Automotive Technology Ford Asset, AAS Degree

  3. Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

  4. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

  5. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology - General Technology, AAS

  6. Machine Tool Technology Certificate

  7. Machine Tool Technology, AAS

  8. Welding Certificate

  9. Welding - General Technology, AAS

Program Information
View information about this program including semester schedule.



Ford Maintenance and Light Repair students learn theory of operation and diagnosis/repair of Ford automotive brake, electrical, air conditioning, steering and suspension systems.
1. Take AUT-111 AUT-130 AUT-142 AUT-160 AUT-221 COL-101 2. Take AUT-156 or CWE-114 3. Take AUT-112 or CWE-124
Automotive Technology Programs

Contact Info

Automotive Technologies
David Vizcaya
Program Director

Phone: (864) 592-4828

HVAC Programs
John Mathis Program Coordinator

Phone:(864) 592-4729

Machine Tool Technology Programs
Garrett Brown 
Program Director/Industrial Technologies

Phone:(864) 592-4555

Welding Programs
Nick Turner
Program Director

Phone:(864) 592-4393