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G3 Eligible Program: The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. For more information, visit www.nr.edu/g3.
Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college coursework considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The program will focus on skills used in a high-tech, ultra-modern machine shop. The first semester teaches fundamental machine shop operations, bench work, layout, measuring tools, and safety. Students will focus on numerical control techniques in metal forming and machine processes while being introduced to reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings. The second semester will expand the CNC training to include theory and practice in various numerical control machines. Students will gain knowledge and skills in program writing, setup and operation of the machines including an in-depth study of programming.