Mechatronics III – Advanced Automated Systems

Certificate
21 semester hours

Using the modular formatted (NCCER) curriculum, students complete all NCCER Level I modules and may earn their national NCCER Level I credential. The curriculum includes blueprint reading, welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, and gas and arc welding. Students complete Level I NCCER modules in the SMAW welding process, including Beads and Fillet Welds and Open V-Groove Welds. This certificate is taught to national welding codes and prepares students for testing and certification for local metal fabrication shops, maintenance welding, and structural steel and specialized welding processes.

Note: To participate, students are required to be equipped with basic safety equipment and tools. These items are not provided and must be purchased by the student.

Required items include:

Certificate
20 semester hours

Using the modular formatted (NCCER) curriculum, students complete all required NCCER Level II modules and may earn their national NCCER Level II credential and NCCER Core Credential. The curriculum includes reading welding detail drawings and SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding processes. This certificate is taught to national welding codes and prepares students for testing and certification for local metal fabrication shops and maintenance welding, and it provides basic skills that will ultimately be needed for construction pipe welding and welding on nuclear power jobsites.

Note: To participate, students are required to be equipped with basic safety equipment and tools. These items are not provided and must be purchased by the student.

Required items include:

Certificate
21 hours

As a leading industry in South Carolina, agriculture is vital to all areas of the state, especially the rural areas. Many current and future producers could benefit from an increase understanding of agriculture practices to improve the substantiality of their operations. Students completing this certificate program will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their success in agricultural production or many of the agricultural support industries.

Certificate
33 semester hours

For students who do not have the time to complete an Associate Degree, the Certificate in Basic Accounting may be a better fit. The certificate program offers nine courses in basic accounting for entry-level employees and job seekers. Upon completing this certificate, students will:
• understand the role of accounting to overall business operations.
• learn individual income tax procedures.
• study payroll laws.
• work with computerized accounting systems.

All courses in the Basic Accounting Certificate can be applied to the Associate Degree in Business Administration: Accounting.

Certificate
27 semester hours

Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. Students completing this certificate will be able to supervise warehouse operations, ensure equipment is correctly operated and maintained, and meet customer requirements. They will be able to oversee shipments to multiple customer accounts and ensure shipments are on schedule.

Certificate
24 semester hours

Students will learn skills for immediate entry into the job market as an “entry level” diesel maintenance technician. The certificate includes courses in basic diesel engine theory and operation; servicing diesel equipment; basic diesel diagnostics and repair of basic fuel systems used on today’s diesel equipment.

Job opportunities for students with this certificate include servicing light diesel equipment; construction, industrial, and farm equipment. The student will learn in an actual industry type shop environment, with classroom lectures, demonstrations and “hands on” activities.

This certificate is designed to be a starting point for students with marketable skills who need an immediate entry into the diesel repair field. This certificate will also help meet the overwhelming need for basic “entry level” technicians in the diesel and automotive repair industries.

Certificate
16 semester hours

This certificate is designed to enhance the skills of experienced technicians who strive to become ASE certified or as starting point for students who wish to attain marketable automotive technician skills.

Students will learn skills for the immediate entry into the job market as a brake, suspension and general automotive specialist technician.

Students who complete the certificate are prepared to take the ASE certification exam in the areas of automotive brakes and suspension.

Certificate
16 semester hours

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College offers an excellent training program for beginning commercial motor vehicle drivers. The curriculum incorporates classroom instruction in a modern facility; media based learning strategies, and hands-on guidance to fully prepare students for the South Carolina Commercial Driver’s License examination. Entry into the program is competitive, and may require additional documentation for consideration. Both federal and state financial aid is available to qualified students.

The mission of the program is to provide professional comprehensive training offered by state certified instructors for individuals at all levels of experience. Instruction focuses on safety and flexibility, resulting in the achievement of sustainable employment and competitive wages for students as a commercial motor vehicle license carrier. Students also learn the basics of the business of Truck Driving.

Students are required to sign a program contract, which includes the wearing of appropriate safety-related apparel.

The following items are not provided and must be purchased by the student.

Entrance Requirements

Certificate
16 credit hours

Certificate
15 semester hours