Train for an In-Demand Industry with the Precision Machining Certificate Program

With our industry-driven Precision Machining Certificate, students learn the foundations manual machining, CNC machining, and precision measurement.

Blue Ridge CTC’s one-year industry-driven Precision Machining certificate program offers students hands-on practical training to gain technical skills required for workforce entry.

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Why Enroll in the Machine Operator Certificate Program

With the Precision Machining Certificate, students earn valuable machining and advanced manufacturing skills. The degree lets students:

    • Learn industry-specific skills focused on manual and CNC machining.
    • Develop a solid foundation required for employment in the precision machining and precision metal working industries.
    • Get practical exposure through hands on learning in our modern labs.
    • Get guidance from faculty members meant for career advancement or further studies.


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Become Career Ready with a Precision Machining Certificate

Can you see yourself as a successful machinist or tool and die maker? Our Precision Machining Certificate teaches students in-demand skills through an industry-focused curriculum required to enter the custom machining and advanced manufacturing field.

Throughout this program, students learn the latest workforce-ready technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and professional aptitude required in day-to-day as a machinist or tool and die maker.

Earn the Precision Machining Certificate from the School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technology!

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Blue Ridge CTC Precision Machining Certificate, students learn hands-on skills necessary for potential employment in precision machining and advanced manufacturing.

This program delivers students practical understanding of precision machining. The curriculum helps students to:

    • Identify and use modern machining tools and equipment
    • Perform CNC machine part production
    • Develop precision measurement skills
    • Develop computer aided and manual machining skills

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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Admission requirements to earn a Precision Machining Certificate include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
To choose a suitable Precision Machining Certificate Program, you must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. If you need additional insight into career options, consider a free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.
This certificate is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for starting or advancing in their career in their chosen Precision Machining discipline. After pursuing a Precision Machining Certificate, students may seek direct workforce entry positions and are qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy. The program incorporates real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to land well-paying jobs.
Students do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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