Industrial, Manufacturing & Trades

Are you unemployed, facing a downsizing, or just seeking a more rewarding and challenging job or career? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Industrial, Manufacturing & Trades programs may be for you.

Many of these courses have no specific educational requirements or course pre-requisites. Most of the jobs involved also pay above minimum wage with some allowing you to determine your own pay based on your dedication and commitment. Upon successful course completion, you could be on your way to that more rewarding and challenging future!

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Certified Production Technician

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician courses (IMT573 - IMT576) are available online allowing the student to prepare for the MSSC assessments completely online. 

The goal of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification program is to train entry-level production workers and/or raise the level of performance of current production workers.  Certified employees provide their employers the skills and knowledge to increase the company's productivity and competitiveness.  At the conclusion of the MSSC modules, the student will qualify to sit for the MSSC certified assessment exam.  The exam can be taken at Greenville Technical College or any authorized MSSC testing center

Certified Production Technician - Online - Safety
Certified Production Technician - Online - Quality
Certified Production Technician - Online - Manufacturing
Certified Production Technician - Online - Maintenance


These courses employ hands-on technical skills that can lead to available upstate jobs with above average hourly wages.

Electrical: Guide to SC Journeyman's License Exam (QJ)

South Carolina Upstate Merit Shop Electrical Contractor's Scholarship Apprenticeship

The Electrical Core through Level IV program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and provides students with defined career paths in the electrical occupations industry through a combination of classroom, lab, and live work experiences. To learn more and to apply for the apprenticeship, contact Jeff Morris, director of apprenticeship, Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas, Inc. at (704) 367-1331 or email

CNC Machine Operator

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Training

Starting salary for CNC operators range from $15 to $19 per hour.

CNC Machine Operator Level I (QJ)
CNC Machine Operator  Level II (QJ)



Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Experienced HVACR technicians can expand their business opportunities by adding the NATE certification to their professional credentials.

HVACR/NATE Service Technician CORE 
HVACR/NATE Service Technician – AC and Heat Pumps 
HVACR/EPA 608 Certification


For OSHA-related training, go to the Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety page.


From building bridges to aviation or aerospace, few careers come with the built-in excitement and opportunities found in professional welding.  Whether you are entry level or seeking to advance your skill set to the next level our training modules can be customized to fit your specific needs.  Our instructors are NCCER Certified and have decades of training and work experience to help you learn all of the skills needed to be competitive in today’s job market. Our welding program uses NCCER curriculum for training.  

In addition to traditional training, Economic Development and Corporate Training at Greenville Technical College offers its services to companies who utilize welders within their industry. We offer a variety of services such as:

  • skills assessments for individual workers
  • booth rentals for testing
  • welding consulting services for those in need of developing and/or qualifying weld procedure specifications (WPS)
  • procedures for setting up or maintaining a welding program. 

Our Welding Training Center at Barton Campus is located at 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 in Building 106B.
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Starting salary for welders range from $12 to $17 per hour. 

Entry and Experienced Welders who want to expand their career opportunities can choose between the courses below and receive 1:1 specialized classroom/hands-on training. Our flexible scheduling format allows qualified welders to schedule training Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To learn more about these welding courses please call (864) 250-8721.

Stick Welding 2
Stick Pipe Welding
TIG Pipe Welding 1
TIG Pipe Welding 2
TIG/Stick Pipe Welding
Welding Bootcamp(QJ)
Pipe Welding Boot Camp (QJ)
Welding Refresher (Booth Rental)