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New Machining Course at Sandhills


The Sandhills Community College Trades programs announce a new course in Basic Machining to be offered later this month. Classes begin in September and run through March, meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m.

“Creating this offering has been a collaborative effort with local industrial managers and college officials to insure successful graduates have the skills required for such jobs.Providing skills sought by local industries for entry level employees, the Continuing Education Division of the college is pleased to offer this course,” says Andi Korte, vice president for Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “These jobs are in demand locally, are well-paying and offer the opportunity for advancement.”

Instructors and program coordinators actively participate in helping qualified graduates find employment.

In Basic Machining, students will learn the correct and safe operation of drill presses, metal-cutting saws, lathes, milling machines and grinders. They will also produce precision parts utilizing appropriate speeds, feeds and tooling.

The cost of the course is $185, scholarships may be available.

Successful students may qualify to take NIMS Certification test. They will also qualify to enroll in Machining II – CNC Operations Mill & Lathe.

The class will be taught in the new, state-of-the-art Palmer Trades Center on the Pinehurst campus. Contact Belinda McFerrin at 910-246-4117 or for more information. To register, come to the Continuing Education offices in Van Dusen Hall on the Pinehurst campus or call 910-695-3980.

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