The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC, or computerized numeric control, machinist training.
Kip Asmuth, Haas specialist, made a trip to visit the Dobson campus and presented the check to Corey Easter, lead instructor of Surry’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships given to students who are pursing a certificate, diploma or degree in machining at the college.
“The college is so grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for the support of our machining program. His company continues to be a major supporter of higher education throughout the world, and we are very blessed to have received these much needed funds that will support our students.” David Shockley, president, Surry Community College.
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, according to Julie Pharr, director of marketing and public information officer for SCC.
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. Additional information about the Machining program may be obtained by contacting, Corey Easter at (336) 386-3219 or [email protected] The program also can be followed at https://www.facebook.com/surrymachining.
Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or [email protected]