DCCC Davie Campus to Offer Computer Integrated Machining and Welding Technology to High School Juniors and Seniors

May 8, 2013 – Thanks to updates to the facilities made possible through the Department of Labor and the Golden LEAF Grant Awards, the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College is now offering the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to enroll in computer integrated machining and welding technology. The programs will be offered during the day at the Davie Campus and begin in August; registration is open now.

The computer integrated machining program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn certificates in CNC Fundamentals through the College and Career Promise program, and will prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities, including machinists, CNC operators, CNC programmers or CNC set-up technicians.

“Updates to our state-of-the-art machining lab will be completed for the start of classes for the Fall 2013 semester; students will have the opportunity to learn the most prominent manufacturing processes in our facilities,” says Pamela Shortt, interim associate dean of the school of business, engineering and technical studies. “The Davie Campus also offers 4- and 5-axis CNC machining capabilities, as well as the potential for third-party credentials, so our students also have the opportunity to complete the entire two-year degree program at the Davie Campus.”

Students enrolled in the computer integrated machining program will take a variety of courses in the program, including traditional classroom teaching, which moves toward hybrid and online learning opportunities.

The Welding Technology program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn certificates in Welding fundamentals, and will prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities in the areas of auto body, nuclear power plants, high rise buildings, and pipe lines.

“The programs provide extensive hands-on learning that will be integrated into traditional class formats so that students are prepared for the industry upon graduation,” Shortt adds.

There is no tuition cost for high school juniors and seniors entering the programs; however, textbooks and other course material costs may apply. For more information, high school students may speak with their school’s career development coordinator, or contact Jane Black, DCCC coordinator of High School Programs at 336-249-8186, ext. 6178 or jcblack@davidsonccc.edu. Additional enrollment information is available by speaking with an enrollment advisor at 336-751-2885 or online at www.davidsonccc.edu

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.