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.

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