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The FDTC Corporate and Workforce Development Division offers a variety of education and training programs to suit your needs. We offer the traditional classroom setting as well as a diverse number of online programs you can access from the comfort of your home.

Onsite/Workforce Development

If you prefer the traditional classroom setting you’ll find our professional educators and trainers offering you top quality education to further your career.

Current Course Schedule

The schedule portion takes you to our current classroom and online schedules in the form of our latest edition of Weekly Tech Express.


Administrative Medical Assistant


Administrative Medical Assistants should enjoy strong employment opportunities for years to come, with a projected growth in job openings expected to grow 23% through 2024 (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics). Demand for medical services will continue to climb, as the baby boomer population ages, and as healthcare practices expand to see more patients, the need for assistants to handle administrative duties will increase.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

In-person | Various locations

The American population is aging, and the demand for CNAs in healthcare is strong. This 100-hour course (60 hours of lecture and 40 hours in a clinical setting) combines knowledge and demonstrable skills for individuals to provide nursing or nursing related services, and will prepare students to sit for the State Nurse Aide Exam and to become state-certified.


In-person | Various locations

Be prepared to save a life! No prior medical training is needed for this course, which leads to the American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.

CPR Instructor

Health Sciences Campus

The CPR instructor course is designed to present the materials needed to instruct the provider and refresher courses of BLS Health Care Provider. You will need to have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider card, complete the BLS Essentials course through American Heart Association and have the appropriate Training Center forms complete before

EKG Technician

Health Sciences Campus

EKG Technicians serve as valuable members of medical teams and interact daily with patients, helping to determine what is wrong with one of the body’s most important organs — the heart. This course will prepare you to earn a stackable
credential and be prepared to sit for the optional EKG Technician Certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. This class is offered in a hybrid format. One day a week will be in person and one day will be online. The last 16 hours of class are spent in the clinical setting.

Medical Coding Series

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Billing and Coding course familiarizes students with the appropriate codes for a variety of circumstances and reporting methods. During the seventeen (17) weeks, it will cover the linkage of CPT coding, ICD-10-CM coding and HCPCS coding as well as basic medical terminology.

Pharmacy Technician

Online | Main Campus

Get a quick start in the healthcare field, with competitive positions and opportunities for growth, and prepare for a new career as a Pharmacy Technician. This course is offered in a hybrid format. Lecture will be delivered via virtual instruction, and students will conduct skills labs in a face-to-face environment.

Phlebotomy Technician

Various locations

Get certified to work as a Phlebotomy Technician in just three months! With the completion of this course, you will be prepared to find employment as a Phlebotomy Technician in a hospital, physician’s office, a diagnostic laboratory or blood donor center. This class includes 32 hours of lecture and 32 hours in a clinical setting.



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Forklift (Powered Industrial Vehicle - PIV)

Various locations

This course will prepare you to safely operate a forklift. Many construction, industrial and manufacturing employers in the Pee Dee seek certified Forklift Drivers regularly.

Manufacturing Skills | Pre-employment

Various locations

Get work-ready for manufacturing! This 32-hour course, completed in one week, prepares you to earn three valuable manufacturing credentials: Forklift Operator, OSHA 10 for General Industry and Six Sigma Yellowbelt.


GMAW (MIG) Welding

Main Campus

This course introduces the Gas Metal Arc (MIG) welding process. The course covers the safety, equipment and skills used in MIG welding. Students will use a MIG welder to perform the basic positions of a lap, tee, v-groove and v-groover with backing weld to produce steel fillet and groove style joints in various positions. Students will learn to set up MIG welding equipment,
select the proper polarity, select the proper amperage, wire selection, metal preparation, hand-eye coordination and control molten puddle.

GTAW (TIG) Welding

Main Campus

This course introduces the Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) welding process. The course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in TIG welding. Emphasis is placed on the proper techniques for welding tee, lap and butt joints in various positions. Students will also learn to set up equipment.

Steel Fabrication

This course further develops welders by teaching blueprint reading, lay out techniques, how to use industrial fabrication
equipment, and how to apply welding skills learned in the Basic MIG or Structural Welding courses.

For information about upcoming classes, call 843.413.2715.

Pipe Welding

Pipe welding will prepare students to enter the pipe welding industry. Students will weld on 6”, 4” and 2” sch-40 and heavy wall pipe in SMAW and GTAW processes in all positions.

For information about upcoming classes, call 843.413.2715.

SMAW (Stick) Welding

Main Campus

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. The course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in Stick welding. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes.
Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Students will also learn to set up equipment and proper electrode selection.

Structural Welding

Main Campus

This course provides training for code quality welding on plate in all positions and covers safety, equipment, and skills used in
Structural welding. Students will prepare for entry-level construction work and fab shops. Instruction will focus on SMAW and GTAW in various positions and include Joint Fit-up and alignment.

Production MIG Welding

Main Campus

This course uses MIG welding fundamentals to train students how to work in a production setting.

Programs for Highly-Skilled Craft Trade Workers

The welding department at Florence-Darlington Technical College is proud to provide training programs for craft trade workers. The Pipe Welding, Pipe Fitting, and Valve Technology certifications are integral to major projects and can usually be found working together as a team at construction sites, nuclear power plants during maintenance outages, and other major projects. These programs are focused on training our community to be highly-skilled craft trade workers in high-demand fields.

To request additional information, please contact our Welding department at 843.413.2817.


SLED Safeguard SC: Classroom Instruction Certification


This course will prepare you to deliver SLED instruction. Registration with SLED as a security officer with a licensed security
company is required.

SLED Safeguard SC: Classroom Recertification


This course leads to annual recertification for private security training officers.

SLED Safeguard SC: Classroom Firearms Instructor Training


For currently registered SLED security officers, who work with a licensed security company, this course will provide instruction leading to SLED Firearms Certification.

SLED Safeguard SC: Firearms Recertification


For private security officers who are required by their company to carry handguns, this course is part of the recertification that is required annually. Ammunition is not included in tuition.


Defensive Driving


This course teaches students how to reduce risks associated with driving by anticipating situations encountered on the road and making well-informed decisions behind the wheel. Successful completion of the course will lead to a 4-point reduction and an insurance process reduction, where eligible.


 Why Enroll in Our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2018 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

Florence-Darlington Technical College's program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Benefits To You

  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.

Benefits To Your Employer

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the global SHRM BoCK.

Who should enroll in this course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

Advance your career

If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

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