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TAP Credit in Engineering & Industrial Technology


 The courses available for TAP credit and the programs in which they are taught in the Engineering and Industrial Technology Division at Tri-County Technical College are listed below:

Engineering Graphics Technology
Basic Technical Drawing (EGT 101)
Engineering Graphics II (EGT 115)

General Engineering Technology
Electrical Circuits I (EET 113)
Introduction to CAD (EGT 151)

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology
Industrial Electricity (IMT 140)
Basic Sheet Metal (ACR 150)

Industrial Electronics Technology
DC Analysis (EEM 111)
DC Circuits (EEM 115)
AC Analysis (EEM 112)
AC Circuits (EEM 116)
Solid‑State Devices (EEM 131)
Digital Electronics (EEM 230)
AC/DC Machines with Electrical Codes (EEM 217)
Motor Controls I (EEM 151)
Electrical Installation/Electrical Code (EEM 171)

Mechatronics Technology
Hydraulics and Pneumatics (IMT 131)
Industrial Electricity (IMT 140)
Basic Sheet Metal (ACR 150)

Machine Tool Technology
Machine Tool Theory I (MTT 121)
Machine Tool Theory II (MTT 123)
Machine Tool Theory III (MTT 125)
Machine Tool Practice I (MTT 122)
Machine Tool Practice II (MTT 124)
Machine Tool Practice III (MTT 126)
Tool & Die Math Applications (MTT 205)

Gas and Arc Welding I (WLD 106)
Arc Welding II (WLD 113)
Gas Metal Arc Welding I (WLD 108)
Welding Safety and Health (WLD 110)

The following pages describe Tri-County programs in this division that offer TAP credit, their contacts. and the procedures required in order to earn TAP credit in these areas.


  1. Printing out a Competency Verification/Teacher Recommendation (CVTR) form and have it signed by your high school/career center business teacher.  Click here for a copy of the CVTR form.
  2. Submitting your CVTR form to Ms. Tonia McClain, E&IT Division Secretary, by fax to (864) 646-1897 or mailing to:

Tonia McClain
Tri-County Technical College
PO Box 587
Pendleton, SC  29670

3.  Passing a TAP exam in each area listed with a grade of "C" or higher and completing all requirements on the CVTR form. 

4.  Check with the Program Coordinator or Department Heads listed under the programs below for any additional questions about that program. 

Program Coordinator: John Norris
(864) 646-1330 or jnorris1@tctc.ed 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Engineering Graphics Technology (EGT), you will:

  • study drafting and design of mechanical objects in manufacturing and apply principles to traditional drafting techniques and latest CAD/CAM (Computer‑Aided Design/Computer‑Aided Manufacturing) software;
  • receive hands‑on experience with the latest computer‑aided drafting and design (CADD) equipment and duplication equipment;
  • learn principles of basic engineering, communications and applications of math and science.

Program Coordinator:  Dorian McIntire
(864) 646‑1481;  dmcinti@tctc.edu

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in General Engineering Technology, you will:

  • study electronics, mechanical systems and automated systems such a robotics;
  • learn how to program computers, robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and automated equipment;
  • learn how computers and robots are used in industries to operate automated manufacturing systems.

As a GET graduate, you will be well qualified for such entry-level positions as electro-mechanical technician, electronics technician and robotics technician.

Program Coordinator:  Franklin Smith
(864) 646-1413 or fsmith@tctc.edu

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC), you will:

  • study methods of installing and servicing residential and industrial heating and cooling systems;
  • receive hands‑on experience with testing and repair of electrical, electronic, and mechanical controls, refrigeration systems, testing and balancing air cycles, fans and circulation devices, and maintenance of HVAC systems and duct fabrication;
  • learn principles of refrigeration systems and cycles, the balancing of systems and air cycles, and government regulations for adequate ventilation.

 As an HVAC graduate, you will be well qualified for such entry‑level positions as refrigeration service technician and air‑conditioning installer.


Program Coordinator:  Shan Smith
(864) 646-1409 or asmith2@tctc.edu

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Industrial Electronics Technology (IET), you will:

Study installation and repair of electrical systems, machinery and programmable logic controllers used in industry;

  • receive hands-on experience with DC and AC circuits, all types of motors and generators, and electric power productions, transmission and distribution;
  • learn principles of fundamental electricity, basic electronics, digital logic and programmable controls.

 As an IET graduate, you will be well-qualified for such entry-level positions as electrical technician, instrument technician, and industrial electronics technician.

Program Coordinator:  Danny Stovall
(864) 646-1414 or dstovall@tctc.edu

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Industrial Mechanics (IM), you will:

  • study blueprint reading and the installation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and heating and cooling systems;
  • receive hands‑on experience with hand and power tools, reading and interpreting blueprints and technical manuals, the use of precision instruments, welding, rigging, pipe fitting and troubleshooting;
  • learn principles and applications of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, simple machines, drive components, lubrication and elements of force, motion and friction.

As an IM graduate, you will be well qualified for such entry‑level positions as electromechanical technician, utilities maintenance technician, line technician, and industrial maintenance technician.

Program Coordinator: John Norris
(864) 646-1330 or jnorris1@tctc.ed 

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Machine Tool Technology (MTT), you will:

 · study the operation of metalworking equipment, principles of tool and die making, and basics of computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems;

· receive hands-on experience with hand and power tools, milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses and sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) equipment used to shape metal into precision parts;

· learn the principles for building tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and intricate mechanisms; and application of metallurgy and heat treatment.

 As a MTT graduate, you will be well qualified for such entry-level positions as computer numerical control operator, tool and die apprentice and machinist, and many others!


Program Coordinator:  Paul Phelps
(864) 646-1405 or pphelps@tctc.edu  

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As a student in Welding (WLD), you will:

 study the latest welding techniques and procedures to correctly weld different metals;

  • receive hands‑on experience with acetylene, arc, MIG and TIG welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical and manual cutting, and joint design preparation and layout;
  • learn the principles and applications of resistance welding, inert gas dual‑shielded welding and carbon arc cutting.

 As a Welding graduate, you will be well qualified for such entry‑level positions as pipe welder, robotics welder technician and maintenance welder.


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