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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 individuals with basic machining concepts, blueprint reading, and inspection procedures. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared for employment as basic machine tool operators. Occupational objectives are Lathe or Mill Operator, Drill Press Operator, Inspector, and Tool Crib Attendant. Admission requirements are those established for the college. The program focuses primarily on setup and operation of basic machine tools. Instruction in math and blueprint reading is required to provide basic competencies necessary in the field.