Trident Technical College Machinists

Trident Technical College Machinists


Trident Technical College is open for business and accepting new students. Come see us and learn how to make things. CNC and manual machining...a degree program and three certificates. The brand new SCATC is a facility that is unmatched in this region. We have new equipment that represents what local industry is using. Come and see!
Starting back up tomorrow!
Good story...a little insight to what machinists do.
I have a machinists tool bag for sale. All tools still with it. 65.00

This page is for current, future, and past students who are interested in the Machine Tool Technology course at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC.

Also, for machinists interested in lathe, mill, measuring, cad/cam, 3D printing and CNC content.

Operating as usual


This past week, our team here at Trident Technical College won the A. Wade Martin "Innovation Team of the Year" award. This really highlights our capabilities we have in the SCATC and the entire college. We are using the latest software, CNC machines, and 3D printers to give individuals the skills they need to succeed in high-tech industry. Congrats to everyone who helped with our advanced manufacturing projects!!!


Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 02/03/2022

Spring semester is rolling along. The 1-2-3 blocks are getting done. It's great to see students making parts. Manual machining is the foundation of CNC work.

Let us know if you want to take classes. Or want more info about CNC, CAD/CAM, or 3D printing.


Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 12/11/2021

It's always great to see the completion of projects at the end of the semester. These skills lay the foundation for so much more to come. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year. See you in spring semester!

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 12/02/2021

Thanks to Gene Haas Foundation for student scholarship awards. Our students are working on NIMS certs, turning between centers. Wrapping up the fall semester.


Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 08/04/2021

Here's a carbon fiber and kevlar 3D printed part from a Markforged- Mark Two printer. This is a brake lever for a motorcycle. Let us know if you want more info on 3D printing or free classes this Fall.


Photos from Trident Technical College's post 07/30/2021

New apprentices for Fall!


Free Tuition this fall. Classes start August 23rd. Machine Tool Technology is filling up quickly. If you enjoy making, building, drawing or creating need machine tool classes. We have metalworking, CNC and 3D printing. Sign up now for classes...843.574.6175.


Free tuition this Fall! Free tuition for Machine Tool Technology and other great programs. If you want to learn a skill...give us call to get signed up! 843.574.6175.

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 06/30/2021

We are grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for providing scholarships to our students in Machine Tool Technology program. Thank you!

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 05/05/2021

The Advanced CNC class was a huge success! If you want to learn more about metalworking and CNC machining...give us a call. We are on campus and registering students for Fall '21. We have certificates and a degree in machine tool technology. If you are looking for a new trade or just want to learn a great us...843.574.6175.

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 04/29/2021

Parallels...who doesn't need those? If you are interested in machining and love making things...this is the place for you.

Registration for Fall semester has begun. Let us know if you want to take classes. We offer certificate in applied science and associate degree. Give us a call...see you in the Fall!

#makersgonnamake #machining
#haasautomation #mastercam
#scatc #TridentTechnicalCollege


Spring semester is wrapping up...the arbor presses are coming together! If you want to learn a valuable skill like machining...give us a call at Trident Technical College. The machine tool technology classes will be starting in August. Give us a call!

#machinetool #metalworking #TridentTechnicalCollege
#mastercam #mastercam
#scatc #haasautomation #camInstructor

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 04/09/2021

Happy Friday! We received some new machines this week. Two brand new Jet milling machines...awesome! Also, we updated some old DROs...Acurite is the best.
We are on campus and spring classes are rolling along. Fall registrations will begin on April let us know if you want to learn metalworking and become a Machinist!

#jetmillingmachine #mastercam #caminstructor
#metalworking #scatc
#TridentTechnicalCollege #tridenttechnicalcollege


Virtual Career Day going on this week and next week at Trident. Let us know if you are interested in a career in the machining field or if you enjoy creating things. We serve almost any industry...machinists can make anything. The Trident Tech campuses are open for business and we would love to sign you up for classes. Earn a two-year degree or certificate in applied science.

#scatc #machining #machinetooltechnology #Haas #Mastercam #maker #3dprinting

Photos from Trident Technical College Machinists's post 02/23/2021

Simulation software is a great tool for the learning process. We started using NCSIMUL last night while writing our G-code programs. If you want to learn more feel free to reach out to us...we are on campus opened for business!

#scatc #ncsimul #haas #machining #Gcode


Renishaw at Trident Tech SCATC

Running some parts on the Renishaw Equator gaging machine. Come see us on campus for classes.

#SCATC #machinetool #Renishaw


Some of our apprentices created some awesome projects this semester. Another chapter in the book. Let us know if you are interested in machining and we will get you in the right classes.


In a machine shop filled with milling machines and lathes...things break sometimes. Here's a little machine maintenance on a Wednesday morning. Have a great day!


There's something about about this large face Federal gauge that's just special. I find older high precision technology like this is amazing.

Also, we finished the first week of the new semester. We are very excited for all of the new machinists. Having a skill or trade is so important now. We need more skilled trades people. Have a great semester!


Trident Technical College

Fall semester is right around the corner. If you are interested in learning to be a machinist...let us know! Classes are filling up. Our new CNC lab is unmatched in this region.

Keep your future on track and stay safe with classes at Trident Tech! What will Fall Semester look like? 08/04/2020

Trident Technical College

Summer semester is wrapping up. Had a great semester with some great students. Now we need to get ready for Fall!

Fall semester starts August 24th, and tuition is FREE. Seats are filling up fast, don't miss out. Also, we have a new certificate in Advanced CNC Operations. Come and check out Trident Technical College, Machine Tool Technology program if you are a hands-on thinker and enjoy making things! Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.


Fresh off the CNC! Love to these students making their first parts. At Trident Tech we are using the latest Mastercam software and some great machines from Haas Automation.

#camInstructor 07/17/2020

Trident Technical College

If you are uncertain about 4-year college or want to take online classes instead of in-person. Stop by Trident Technical College. We have a lot to offer. Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.


CNC class is hard at work. Working on Mastercam 2020 with Caminstructor tutorials. Best CAD/CAM software in the business. And the best CNC classes in the Trident Tech/SCATC.



Free tuition...pass the word!


Trident Technical College Machinists's cover photo 06/23/2020

Home - Trident Technical College

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)...students are working on their NIMS cert. It's good to be back in the lab.

Now enrolling for Fall 2020...register for classes to begin your career in the machinist field! Trident Tech's Machine Tool Technology program is top notch with a CNC/machining laboratory that is unmatched in this region. Let us know if you would like a tour. Welcome to Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC


Summer classes (in-person, on campus) start tomorrow. Really excited to get back in the lab and get back to more normal times. Classes will be in the new SCATC...come check it out if you haven't seen it for yourself. Also, once again...tuition is FREE for my program and other programs. We are currently registering folks for Fall '20 semester. So stop by the college and start taking some classes!

If you are planning to come on campus, please wear a face mask and maintain social distance. Thanks.



Well Summer '2020 semester has anyway. We are doing MTT 145 Machining of Metals in the online format due to covid. Looking forward to the rest of the classes starting on June 15th. Here's a short video from a great youtuber that I recommend:



Online summer classes start May 26th...face to face classes Jun 15th!


Three week classes starting Monday...if you need a class to finish your degree, this is a quick way to get it. Let me know if you want to take machinist classes as well! Stay safe out there.

Knock out a History, Art or Philosophy online course in just three weeks. HIS 101, ART 101 and PHI 101 run April 6-24. Register now! 03/27/2020

West Michigan company helps with ventilator shortage

Here's a stroy about machinists making parts to help fight this virus. A lot of people don't know what machinists do...we make things...anything. Given the right resources and time...and determination, a machinist can make anything. As the virus continues to spread, the race to produce and equip hospitals with more devices is underway.


I hope everyone is staying safe out there. We are finishing the semester with online instruction...we will get through this.


Projects are coming together!


Spring 2 starts tomorrow! Can't wait to get those CNC machines rockin.

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Renishaw at Trident Tech SCATC
Mastercam 2018 simulation




AAS Degree Gen. Technology: Machine Tool Tech
CAS Machining and CNC Fundamentals
CAS Basic CNC Operations
CAS Advanced CNC Operations



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