Benefits of Completion

    • Completer's Certificate from VCTC


    • NOCTI Certification


    • Networking opportunities with local business and industry


    • Course counts toward Virginia state certified apprenticeship


    • Gain trade skills that local industry needs


    • Opportunities for paid interships and practical work experience


    • Become part of a respected and successful alumni




    Completing the Precision Machining program opens the doors to many career options.  Students who complete the program are commonly placed in jobs at local machining facilities.  In fact, the program boasts a one hundred percent placement rate for students who seek employment upon graduation.  While in the program students earn a nationally recognized credential through NOCTI as well as a completer’s certificate through the school.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the employers apprentice sponsor programs and earn their journeymen machinist papers.  This makes their trade portable and proves they have received accredited training in their field beyond high school. 

    Students who have a background in machining also transition well into engineering fields such as mechanical engineering.  Engineers who have a background in machining tend to be better equipped for assembly design as they have hands on experience in the manufacturing and assembly process and have a firm grasp on the cost and equipment requirements to bring life to their designs. 

    The largest benefit to completing this program is that it has the potential to take a students willingness to learn and excitment for hand on activities, and turns it into a viable skillset that can sustain them throughout their career.