BRCC Intro to Manufacturing

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In partnership with the University of Virginia and the National Science Foundation, Blue Ridge Community College is offering high schoolers the opportunity to explore careers in Advanced Manufacturing, while also possibly earning college credits. Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), these three courses are being offered free of charge.

Free Classes and Camps

Intro to Machining Camp

Format: In-Person

  • Mt. Crawford Welding Center
  • Monday-Friday
  • June 6-17, 2022 or July 11-22, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hey Class of 2022 – Would you like to learn how to design and make your own precision parts? Explore and experience Heat Treating and Metallurgy? Operate Lathes and Milling machines? Travel to amazing manufacturing centers? Through this two-week camp, find out if Machining could be a good fit for you with guaranteed job interviews upon completion!

Intro to Biomanufacturing Camp

Format: In-Person

  • BRCC Bioscience Building (S Building)
  • June 27 – July 1 or July 18 - July 22
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hey Class of 2022 and 2023 – Do you love all things science? Interested in what it takes to make vaccines and other modern biologic drugs? Come learn about Biomanufacturing! Through this one-week camp, students will learn the techniques involved in making some of our most complex and useful drugs.

Information Technology Programming (ITP)

Synchronous Online via Zoom

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • June 13, 2022 - July 27, 2022
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hey High Schoolers – Do you want to learn more about computer programming in a fun format? This three-credit course provides an introduction to design and creativity by creating art and music. You will learn critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and essential programming logic. The programming logic is similar to Scratch, Snap! and Hour of Code that you may have used in the past and can further build on!

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Learn about the local manufacturing industry and career fields like:

To register for any of these classes/camps, please contact:

Kathleen Gass
Regional Manufacturing Liaison
Workforce & Continuing Ed
(540) 453-2231

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Purpose

The purpose of this NSF grant is to provide high school students the opportunity to learn about advanced manufacturing concepts and the associated career paths. Students completing the classes may choose to interview with a local manufacturing facility if they wish to enter the workforce upon graduating from high school. Others may choose to enter any one of BRCC’s four manufacturing degree programs. They may also pursue a related transfer degree and subsequently a baccalaureate degree in a field related to manufacturing - such as JMU’s Bio-Technology degree.

Logos:  University of Virginia, NSF, BRCC