DOBSON — The Surry Community College Machining Club recently held a Port-a-Pit Barbecue Chicken fundraiser and donated $500 of the proceeds to the Children’s Center of Surry County.
The SCC Machining Club is composed of students pursuing curriculum studies in Computer-Integrated Machining who enjoy industry-related field trips and helping the community. The club hosts several fundraisers each year and donates a portion of the proceeds to the Children’s Home of Surry County along with the Salvation Army’s Angel Trees at Christmas. The remaining funds are used for field trips and activities for club members.
The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.
Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.
SCC is accepting registations for summer and fall classes. More information about Surry’s Machining Program can be accessed at www.surry.edu or facebook.com/surrymachining.