The Manufacturing industry is recognized as one of the driving forces behind economic recovery and is essential to ongoing economic prosperity, while individuals proficient in the areas of (advanced welding technology, machine tool/CNC, and mechatronics) are among the most sought after and highly paid workers in America! A shortage of training in these fields limits the future growth potential and prosperity of our area.
Employers across South Carolina have expressed the difficulties in accessing a steady pipeline of these highly trained workers, and in response the industry demands, HGTC will be constructing two new 30,000 sq. ft. training facilities over the next several years.
Advanced Manufacturing Center on the Conway Campus:
This 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Conway is home to Advanced Welding and the CNC Machine Tool Technologies Programs.
Advanced Manufacturing Center on the Georgetown Campus:
The new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Georgetown will be home to Advanced Welding, CNC Machine Tool, Robotics and the Mechantronics Programs.
Residential HVAC and Commercial Refrigeration Programs
Skilled technicians are critical to the HVAC service industry in our area. They are also one of the best paid positions in the industry.
Invest in the HVAC industry and help us increase the number of skilled technicians into the industry. Did you know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growths in the industry to range between 23% and 34% from 2010 through 2020?
Diesel Engine Technology Program
Diesel engine maintenance and repair is becoming more complex as engines and other components use more electronic systems to control their operation. This program prepares the student by providing training in the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for employment as a maintenance technician on heavy earth moving equipment, semi-trucks, trailers, or other diesel equipment. Students will gain knowledge in how to identify, locate and diagnose brake systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and other areas through hands-on training.
Outboard Marine Technology Program
This course, based on Yamaha curriculum will enable students to learn the key skill sets to service and repair Outboard Marine Motors. Includes: Intro to Outboard Systems, Outboard Marine Engine, Electrical Basics, Marine Service Operations, Rigging, and Propellors.