New CNC Fundamentals Certificate Offered at DCCC Davie Campus

AutoCAD Software with CNC simulator

July 18, 2013 – The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College will offer a CNC Fundamentals Certificate beginning this fall. Courses begin on Aug. 19; registration is open now.

Pamela Shortt, interim associate dean of the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies at DCCC, says renovations and expansions to an existing machining lab on campus have allowed the Davie Campus to offer the new certificate program.

The CNC Fundamentals Certificate will open up a variety of employment opportunities, including jobs for qualified machinists, CNC operators, CNC programmers or CNC set-up technicians.

New course offerings include:

  • Machining Applications, held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:05 p.m.
  •  Blueprint Reading, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:25 p.m.
  • Introduction to CNC, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:35 to 8:35 p.m.

Haas Lathe with a part in chuck

Students who enroll in these evening courses will be able to complete certificate requirements by the end of the Spring 2014 semester. Those not interested in the certificate or college credit option but who would like to gain machining knowledge may also enroll in the courses through DCCC’s continuing education offerings.

For more information or to register, call 336-751-2885. To enroll in the curriculum credit option, ask to speak with an academic adviser. To enroll in the continuing education option, ask to speak with Kim Smith, program director for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at DCCC.

*Editor’s Note: In the first photo is AutoCAD Software for drafting with a CNC simulator for simulating CNC Code. The second image shows a “Haas” Lathe with a part in chuck. Both machines will be used in the labs on the Davie Campus. 

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