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SCC Advanced Manufacturing Classes Set to Begin in October

PrintThe Advanced Manufacturing Program at Sandhills Community College offers high-tech, in-demand career training through state-of-the-art equipment designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers. Several classes are set to begin in October.
SCC prepares students to achieve national certifications from institutes such as the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER), Manufacturers’ Skills Standards Council (MSSC), Electronic Technicians’ Association (ETA), and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Class content focuses on safety and fundamental job skills to prepare students for gainful employment.
Job placement assistance and career coaching are offered to students who successfully complete the course. Opportunities are also available for high school students.
“Basic Machining” is designed to help students meet entry-level requirements for on-the-job skills. The class will instruct you on the operation of drill presses, metal cutting saws, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. You will produce precision parts utilizing appropriate speeds, feeds, and tooling. By successfully completing the course, you may qualify to take NIMS Certification test.
“Basic Machining” will begin on Oct. 24 and run through Apr. 26. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m in the Palmer Center on the Pinehurst Campus. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the textbook.
“Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining” will provide the training and skills students need to start a great career operating state-of-the-industry equipment for creating and precision parts. Skilled
CNC machinists are in high demand, and employment opportunities are possible in numerous industries. After successful completion of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of Numerical Control and Computerized Numerical Control (NC) and (CNC) machine tools. Basic Machining is a prerequisite for this class.
“CNC Machining” will begin on Oct. 23 and run through May 2. It will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m in the Palmer Center on the Pinehurst Campus. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.
“The Certified Production Technician (CPT) Quality” class focuses on quality requirements in advanced manufacturing. Topics include internal quality audit activities, calibration of gages and other data collection equipment, materials inspection, documentation and communication of quality tests, fundamental blueprint reading, precision measurement tools, and systems. These programs are endorsed as quality training programs for potential entry-level employment by Unilever HPC, Tyton Biofuels, ITG Burlington Industries in Raeford and Coty, Inc. in Sanford.
“The Certified Production Technician (CPT) Quality” will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes will run Oct. 9 through Nov. 29 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus MSSC certification fees plus the cost of the text.
Customized Training for Business and Industry
The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education team can customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or to maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for you and your staff at any SCC location, your business, or other convenient locations.
For Business and Career Training, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Belinda McFerrin at or (910) 246-4117.
Seats are still available for these Advanced Manufacturing classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information visit or contact Belinda McFerrin at (910) 246-4117 or

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