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Continuing Education

Manufacturing Technology     

Electronics Soldering Training Program

Looking for short-term, career training that can lead to a job in the high-tech electronics industry? Learn about Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and high reliability soldering of electronic circuit boards used in products in the aerospace, defense, and telecommunications industries. BRCC’s new Electronics Soldering program was developed in response to local industry requests. Summer classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 pm and Fall classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 - 9 pm in the BRCC Technology Building, Room T212. Instructor: Jim Richerson

The complete 10-week program consists of three courses.  Take one, two, or all three!
Part 1:  Introduction to Electronics Soldering
Meets: Four sessions
(#62372) Sep 22-Oct 1, 5-9 pm
Fee: $399

Part 2:  IPC-A-610 - Certified IPC Specialist Training
Meets: Five sessions
(#62374) Oct 6-20 5-9 pm
Fee: $699

Part 3:  J-STD-001 - Certified IPC Specialist Training
Meets: Nine sessions
(#62375) Oct 27-Nov 24, 5-9 pm
Fee: $1099

Note: Since these courses do not carry college credit, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form does not apply. Information on financial assistance >>

Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping NEW!

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is becoming more widespread in all types of manufacturing, both for rapid prototyping as well as actual production. As the costs for this technology continue to drop, many companies are asking “Is 3D Printing right for us?” This two-hour session provides an overview of this technology and how it can benefit your company. Attendees may send a .STL or .SLDPRT file of a part they would like to have printed (maximum part dimensions: 10” x 10” x 12”). Call 540/453-2215 for instructions on sending part files.

Meets: One Friday, Oct 17, 10 am – noon, BRCC Technology Building, T110
Instructor: Jonathan Brumfield
Fee: $49
(#62601)

Online Classes

Manufacturing Applications

Increase efficiencies and productivity by learning to apply the principles and concepts of manufacturing.
$99. Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Manufacturing Fundamentals

Learn the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field. 
$99. Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Master the fundamentals of supply chain management and prepare for internationally recognized certification examinations.
$99. Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.