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Short-Term Workforce

Complete any of our short-term workforce certificate programs and you can get started on a new career path fast!  Northeastern Technical College has many career certification programs starting each semester, and all of the programs featured on this page are in high demand in Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon Counties.  Finanancial assistance is available for all students through federal grants and workforce development funding.  

  • August 15 - December 1 (15 weeks)
  • September 19 - December 1 (10 weeks)
  • October 10 - December 1 (7.5 weeks)
  • January 9 - April 27 (15 weeks)
  • February 13 - April 27 (10 weeks)
  • March 6 - April 27 (7.5 weeks)

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Warehousing, distribution, and logistics is a growing career field with many openings in the area and more than 600,000 US job openings projected over the next ten years. The logistics industry moves products to your home and businesses, with careers that entail assembling and packaging products, operating forklifts and other machinery, warehouse management, and more.field of Warehousing and Logistics are currently in high-demand.  People who work in this field can find career opportunities working with local industries in a few months.

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Welding is a high-paying career field and welders are needed in many different types of industries in our service area, making it a high-demand career field as well. Welders have the earning potential to make as much as a doctor or a lawyer without a a four-year degree.  The welding program at NETC includes four different certification programs including ARC welding, TIG, MIG, and Flux Core.  Students can earn all four certifications in less than 15 weeks. New welding classes are starting each semester. 

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Careers in Industrial Plant Maintenance are in high-demand in Chesterfield, Marlboro & Dillon counties. Industries in our area are looking for highly trained individuals to maintain equipment and keep the process running smoothly. NETC's program will provide you with industry certification and give you a jump start on a career that has a lot of growth potential in the future.  With this certificate program, students can choose to continue to go straight to work or continue on and earn an associate degree in this career field. 

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The Machine Tool program at NETC was developed in response to regional employers who expressed a demand for skilled employees who hold industry certification.  This program offers classroom and hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment. This program give students certification for entry-level careers with a lot of opportunity for growth such as machinists, tool & die makers, production-control and quality-control technicians, CNC programmers, and CNC setup and operators.

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  • Kayla Gibson, Dual Credit Student:

    Taking classes at Northeastern Technical College while in high school has helped prepare me for the College of Charleston by earning credits that I will need for my major. I will be entering the College of... Read More about Kayla

  • Cynthia Hulon, Educational Mentor:

    I received individualized attention from my instructors at Northeastern Technical College when I was going through the business program. NETC's faculty and staff members are very friendly and accommodating, and they really care about their students.... Read More about Cynthia

  • Anissa Keith, NETC Alumna:

    Going to Northeastern Technical College allowed me to work a full-time job, be at home with my child and live in my community. At NETC, you are more than just a number in a classroom. The... Read More about Anissa

  • Jonathan Rivers, Farmer:

    Going to NETC, which is exactly 17 miles from my home, was convenient. I could live at home and go to school, which was a lot more affordable for me than going off to college elsewhere.... Read More about Jonathan

  • Santrice Hailey, NETC Alumna:

    Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a better life. NETC was directly involved in getting me where I am today and having the job that I am so passionate about.... Read More about Santrice

  • Tony Knight, Printer of T-Riffic Promotions:

    NETC was my pathway to a broad range of knowledge that has allowed me to pursue my dream of owning my own business. NETC is a great starting point for people who are undecided about their... Read More about Tony

  • Trevor Gilchrist, Former Dual Credit Student:

    Being a part of the Dual Enrollment program at NETC allowed me to not only graduate in four years from college, but also see the world. By gaining a head start in my college career through... Read More about Trevor

  • Hester Ellerbe, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:

    Life is a journey, and NETC was my starting point on my pathway to a rewarding career in social work. NETC can be a starting point for many who are ready to start pushing for an... Read More about Hester

  • Larry McNeil, Chief of Police:

    The education I received at Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a fulfilling, exciting and successful career in law enforcement. Had I not started at NETC, I would never have achieved my position as chief.... Read More about Larry

  • Alanda LeGrand, Cosmetology instructor:

    I tell my students all the time that they need to pursue an associate degree and not just rely on the cosmetology certificate. A two-year degree can be their pathway to another job if they do... Read More about Alanda

  • Chad Hood of Lineman:

    If you live in Chesterfield, Marlboro or Dillon counties and you're having a hard time finding work, there's no reason not to start you­r education at Northeastern Technical College.... Read More about Chad

  • Caroline Sylvia, Former Dual Credit Student:

    I am thankful for the opportunity I had to take dual credit classes at NETC. Not only did they help me prepare for college level course work and scheduling, the college credits I earned at NETC... Read More about Caroline

  • Frank Ponce, Movie Director:

    I have a passion to create. I'm not just doing this because of the money, the fame or power. It is truly my passion. I am an artist, and I will always create to make people... Read More about Frank

  • Jarrett Davis, Electronics student:

    By enrolling in the Industrial Electronics program at NETC, I am pursuing the dream I’ve had for a long time of becoming an electrician. Going to school at NETC and learning these advanced skills has been... Read More about Jarrett

  • Emily Williams, NETC Alumna:

    I knew I wanted to study law, and Northeastern Technical College offered the pathway to becoming a legal office assistant. The smaller classes and the support services offered by NETC really met my needs and allowed... Read More about Emily

  • Josh Thomas, INA Apprentice:

    NETC is my pathway to a college degree and a better life. It has helped me define my career plans and pursue a job in machine tool technology where I can use my problem solving skills.... Read More about Josh

  • Tommy Pegues, Registered Nurse:

    Northeastern Technical College was close to home and my job, and it was affordable. It was my starting place. With this nursing degree from NETC, I can branch out and go anywhere.... Read More about Tommy

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